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Describe DNA

DNA is a double stranded helix with two back bones and complementary base pairs (Adenine and Thymine join together to make a pair and Guanine and Cytosine)

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What is a gene

A gene is a section of DNA which codes for a protein

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What does mRNA do

Takes a complementary copy of DNA which codes for a protein from the DNA in the nucleus and to a ribosome in the cytoplasm