DNA – The Genetic Blueprint

dreamstime_s_33103768-DNAAt the center of every living creature on the planet is a blueprint of its genetic makeup. This is called DNA and it influences everything from the organisms’ physical structure to its appearance and even its mental processes. It is interesting to note however, that for all our vast differences, our DNA is actually a lot more alike than different. However it is those slight disparities that make humans so different from animals.
Given the vast physical differences between humans and animals, it is interesting to note just how similar DNA is, a code comprised of 4 nucleotides or types of molecules known as adenine, cytosine, guanine and thymine.
In each and every single creature, the order of the previously mentioned adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine are switched around and this order will determine what the organism will be, and how it will work. Depending on this arrangement, the organism may develop scales, appendages, skin, and various other body parts and features.
There is basically no difference between human and animal DNA except for its underlying codes and the actual amount of DNA present, which may vary from species to species and in the order in which the code is assembled.  Read more…