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RNA is a long molecule that determines the inherited features of
some types of organisms, such as viruses. The RNA is made up of smaller parts
(nucleic acids) whose order within the RNA is important.
In humans, DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) causes RNA to be formed and
carry out messages within the body.
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & W. Thomas London, MD - Hepatology
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