Lyrics:

Contains your genetic code
DNA, a molecule that makes up all your chromosomes
double helix structure, a two-stranded spiral
set of instructions for your cells so that they know

what to do like send nerve signals and make new bones
making proteins from acids, amino
a complete set of genetic instructions is a genome
nucleotides make chains and have three things that they’re composed

a phosphate, nitrogen base, and deoxyribose
each nucleotide base is made up from these four:
(A) Adenine, (G) Guanine, (T) Thymine, (C) Cytosine and that’s all
A always pairs with T, that’s the base pair rule
and C always pairs with G, that’s the way they go

deoxyribonucleic
DNA is deoxyribonucleic acid yah
deoxyribonucleic
DNA is deoxyribonucleic acid

These complementary bases, each on opposite strands
You can remember the pairs by the mnemonic GCAT
tightly controlled complex process to make a protein from a gene
It goes transcription and translation: two major steps in the journey
transcription takes information, transfers to mRNA
messenger moves to the nucleus, and onto the next stage
that is called Translation happens in the cytoplasm,
ribosomes read the codons tRNA makes proteins one acid amino at a time

deoxyribonucleic
DNA is deoxyribonucleic acid yah
deoxyribonucleic
DNA is deoxyribonucleic acid

Original recording date: July 2015