RNA, or ribonucleic acid, is responsible for the transfer of genetic information to cell components called ribosomes. DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is responsible for the transfer and duplication of long-term genetic in... More »

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DNA differs from RNA in both structure and function. The two molecules have different types of sugars, vary in the types of nitrogenous bases in each, are found in different places and do different things within the cell... More »

Both DNA and RNA are macromolecules that consist of long chains of nucleotides. Both contain the specific nucleotide bases adenine, guanine and cytosine, although the fourth base differs between DNA and RNA. Both molecul... More »

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DNA and RNA are somewhat similar organic molecules, both involved in the storage and transfer of genetic information. According to About.com, DNA’s primary function is to store genetic information over the long term, whi... More »

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) carries the sequence of coded instructions for the synthesis of proteins, which are transcribed into ribonucleic acid (RNA) to be further translated into actual proteins. The process of protei... More »

RNA, or ribonucleic acid, is a family of biological molecules that function in gene synthesis, regulation and expression. Along with DNA, RNA plays an active role in transcribing and translating genes and proteins that m... More »

The most abundant type of ribonucleic acid (RNA) is ribosomal RNA, or rRNA. It constitutes around 85 to 90 percent of total RNA in a cell. More »