Basics of DNA

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DNA: deoxyribonucleic acid is the information "blue-print" of the cell. It is a nucleic acid and is made from building blocks called nucleotides. This genetic information is passed from parent to child... more

Gene: a region of DNA that instructs the cell on how to build protein(s). As a human, you usually get a set of instructions from your mom and another set from your dad... more

Genome: all of the genetic information of an organism (living thing)... more

What if you could get a private lecture on DNA, genes, and genomes? This is what we are offering right here with our introductory biology class audio snippets. Our audio snippets cover a collection of topics that students often have trouble understanding. We included three snippets below from our iTunes U Living World Series to help you learn about the amazing how-to guides written in the DNA of all living things.

The instructor for your lessons will be Regents' and Parents Professsor Jim Elser from the ASU School of Life Sciences. Pull up a chair and listen in as he talks about DNA and more.

 What is DNA? [length 5:36 - download file]

How does DNA store information? [length 2:34 - download file]

What are the functions of a genetic molecule? [length 9:57 - download file]

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  • Article: Listen & Learn About DNA
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: April 24, 2010
  • Date accessed: November 17, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/listen-learn-about-dna

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2010, April 24). Listen & Learn About DNA. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved November 17, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/listen-learn-about-dna

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Listen & Learn About DNA". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 24 April, 2010. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/listen-learn-about-dna

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Dr. Biology. "Listen & Learn About DNA". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 24 Apr 2010. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 17 Nov 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/listen-learn-about-dna

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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