Deoxyribonucleic acid

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Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions used by all life. Viruses sometimes use RNA but they are not technically alive. DNA is your genes.

DNA has been known originally to contain for bases: Adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine. In 2015, scientists discovered a fifth, called 5-Formylcytosine, or 5fC. They do not know what it does, only that it is stable.[1]

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