DNA & GENES
DNA is made of four simple building blocks, yet it contains all of the information necessary to build an organism. Segments of DNA called genes contain specific instructions that make each individual unique.
tour of the basics
WHAT IS DNA ?
Learn about the universal code of life.
BUILD A DNA MOLECULE
Find out how the DNA code letters AGCT make a DNA molecule by building one yourself.
NATIONAL DNA DAY - APRIL 25TH
April 25th commemorates the discovery of the structure of DNA and the completion of the Human Genome Project.
Proteins play a profound role in proper cell function thus affecting the entire organism.
THE TIME OF OUR LIVES
Internal molecular clocks help humans and other organisms adapt to the 24 hour cycle of day and night.