5 things you must know about DNA: Don't Miss!

Did you know that DNA,  or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the blueprint of life?

DNA carries the genetic information for the development, functioning, and reproduction of all living organisms.

DNA is composed of nucleotides (adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine), a sugar molecule, and phosphate group.

The length of DNA in one human cell is 2 meters; the total length of DNA in all human cells can 16 billion kilometers. This is the approximate distance from Earth to Pluto and back.

The DNA of all people is 99.9% similar. All differences between people are only 0.1%

Human DNA is damaged almost 1,000,000 times during the day. Fortunately, the human body has a complex repair system that prevents cancer or cell death

Do you know what? 1 gram of DNA is capable of storing an amazing 700 TB (terabytes) of data!