A 39-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

how are instructions encoded in dna?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Nucleotide sequence: Dna is a long chain of 4 molecules called nucleotides. The sequence of three in a row, codes for Amino Acids used to build enzymes and body parts. Other sequences turn the code on and off for certain segments. All of the codes are still not known and some information is transfered in other ways. All in all it is a remarkable bit of biology.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Gitelman
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Unknown and yes: We all have the prion protein in our dna. Its normal function is unknown. Problems occur when something causes this protein to misfold. Misfolded pri ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Coleman
38 years experience Psychiatry
Twin DNA: Although identical twins have the same DNA, the DNA molecule has the potential for mutation, and changing the gene's expression creating differences ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Damaged DNA: may be repaired by the body. DNA damage can lead to aging or development of disease state (such as cancer).
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
DNA forensics: DNA forensics = technique used to identify individuals by characteristics of their deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) which can be used for legal purposes.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month