5 minutes
Published August 2012

What is DNA and How Does it Work?


Issues of genetics and DNA are constantly cropping up in the news on issues food production, health, to legal cases, and ethics. We hear about DNA in movies like Jurassic Park and X-men, we learn bits and pieces about it from TV shows like Dexter and CSI, but what exactly is DNA, and how does it work?

This short animation has been made for those wanting a simple introduction (or even a refresher) on how DNA creates a living creature. In this video you will learn a bit about genetic code, DNA transcription and translation, and the importance of proteins in the chemistry of life.

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