Why Is RNA Important to the Cell?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 5, 2020 7:49:54 AM ET
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RNA is important to cells because it relays information encoded in DNA to tiny organs within the cell, called ribosomes, which produce protein according to the RNA's instructions. RNA is thus vital to the basic functioning of the cell.

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