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DNA and Protein Synthesis

Genes provide the instructions for making proteins. Proteins influence our characteristics.  For example, most of us have a protein that can synthesize (synthesize means, “to put together”) melanin, the main pigment that gives color to our skin and hair.  In contrast, albino people make a defective version of this protein, so they are unable to make melanin and they have very pale skin and hair.

Below, you can find out more about the structure of DNA, and how our body uses DNA as instructions for making proteins.

Structure of DNA

posted May 14, 2015, 6:37 AM by meganodonnell@newdesignhigh.com   [ updated May 14, 2015, 7:28 AM ]

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