What is the function of DNA?

William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology

DNA contains the biological and genetic instructions that control the day-to-day function of your cells. DNA is like a blueprint, containing the directions necessary to construct other components of cells, such as proteins and RNA (ribonucleic acid). The instructions are passed down to you through inheritance.

Still Hurting? FIND HEALTH! Discover What's Behind Your SYMPTOMS (That Doctors Can't Explain)

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Still Hurting? FIND HEALTH! Discover What's Behind Your SYMPTOMS (That Doctors Can't Explain)

Still Hurting? FIND HEALTH! presents a new model of disease, which empowers readers suffering with pain, symptoms (e.g., fatigue), and symptom syndromes (e.g., irritable bowel, fibromyalgia, chronic...

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