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Organic Molecules and DNA

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Carbohydrate
organic compounds made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen
Lipid
fats, oils, and waxes made of hydrogen and carbon
Protein
chains of amino acids
Amino Acids
the building blocks of proteins, DNA codes for these
Nucleic Acids
what DNA is made of
RNA
the middle man of genetics
DNA
the molecule used to pass down traits
Double Helix
the shape of DNA
Replication
the process through which DNA copies itself
Transcription
the first stage of protein synthesis, when DNA becomes mRNA
Translation
the second stage of protein synthesis, when mRNA becomes a protein