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Please explain proteins, dna, chromosomes in simple terms.?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Heredity to function

Dna, deoxyribonucleic acid is the basis of heredity and it passed from parent to child.
Chromosomes are the structures in which the dna is packaged. Dna codes for proteins. Proteins are made by cells by first transcribing the dna into RNA and then translating the latter to protein. Proteins carry out the functions of life, e.g., structure of organs, muscles, hemoglobin, hormones, antibodies.

In brief: Heredity to function

Dna, deoxyribonucleic acid is the basis of heredity and it passed from parent to child.
Chromosomes are the structures in which the dna is packaged. Dna codes for proteins. Proteins are made by cells by first transcribing the dna into RNA and then translating the latter to protein. Proteins carry out the functions of life, e.g., structure of organs, muscles, hemoglobin, hormones, antibodies.
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