Author for this post: Travis Parsons (Ph.D. Candidate)
While you may know what DNA is, do you know how it works to physically “make up” who you are? In school, many people were likely taught that DNA is the set of instructions that makes you who you are. While this is true, how do cells use these blueprints to make an organism?
The answer is proteins – an answer that is likely to surprise some people. When we think of proteins, we usually think of our diet macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, and fats). We know meat has a lot of protein, and that body builders like to eat a lot of protein to build muscle. Protein, however, is also so much more. Continue reading “Proteins, DNA, and GMOs”