Chances are you've heard of proteins in terms of your diet. Or maybe you have heard that meat, soy, and other foods are good sources of proteins. Also, the chances are good that you've heard of DNA, the nucleic acid that is the blueprint of your genetic inheritance. Do you know that nucleic acids and proteins are highly important to cellular function? Watch the video below for a brief introduction to the relationship between these two types of biomolecules.
Aren't you glad nucleic acids create proteins to help living organisms function? That's a lot of production from such small factories. Take a moment to check your understanding about the roles of molecules during transcription and translation by answering the questions below. If you get stuck, just replay the movie.