The primary function of DNA is to send the instructions needed for the development, survival and reproduction of living organisms. DNA contains information required to create proteins, and proteins are used to complete s... More »

Deoxyribonucleic acid, often called DNA, has a primary function of storing the genetic data of the cell. Without DNA, cells could not function and would not be able to replicate to ensure the survival of an organism. More »

The function of DNA polymerase is to replicate, proofread and repair DNA. Several DNA polymerases exist, but DNA polymerase I, or Pol I, and DNA polymerase III, or Pol III, are the main ones involved in DNA replication. More »

Recombinant DNA is used for genetics research, cloning, creating genetically modified organisms and producing biomedical products. The production of insulin for human consumption inserts recombinant DNA into bacteria or ... More »

Cloning can be done by a variety of methods including natural methods such as asexual reproduction and artificial methods by cloning genes, cells or entire organisms. When a biological entity is cloned, a genetically ide... More » Science Biology Molecular Biology & DNA

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) contains the information required for cellular activities such as development and reproduction and can be used to identify relatives through blood testing among other uses. The instructions fo... More » Science Biology Molecular Biology & DNA

Each cell of a living organism contains a set of instructions that explains how to build the various components of the plant, animal, fungus or bacteria. DNA is the substance that living things use to carry these instruc... More »