Explain why DNA is a store of genetic information, and how the base pairings are important?

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DNA is a large molecule and therefore is a suitable molecule for storing genetic information.  DNA is like a code with instructions that has the ability to not only store information, but command other cells, and replicate itself. It also has the ability to  build more components of cells. The DNA parts...

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DNA is a large molecule and therefore is a suitable molecule for storing genetic information.  DNA is like a code with instructions that has the ability to not only store information, but command other cells, and replicate itself. It also has the ability to  build more components of cells. The DNA parts that carry this genetic information are called genes.

Base pairings are important because they control the qualitative value of the genome and phenome. What this means is that, if you pair the bases with the wrong base, a mutation can easily occur, or a disease may be formed and even passed on through genetics from generation to generation.  

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