DNA, genes and genomes
Carried within almost every one of our hundreds of trillions of cells is a complete set of instructions for making a human being. These instructions are in the form of a chemical code.
The structure of the code is deceptively simple, and yet it includes all of the instructions required to make a living thing: a human, or a cauliflower, or a tree frog, or whatever.
What can you do from here?
This tour provides a more detailed coverage of DNA, genes and genomes, looking at how DNA was discovered and the importance of its structure in generating proteins.Download this section