Interesting DNA Facts

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Interesting DNA Facts

Interesting DNA Facts 

There are lots of facts about DNA, but here are the top ones that are particularly interesting, important or fun.


  1. You would be surprised to know that 50% of human DNA is similar to banana DNA. Yes, a banana with fruit, which we eat.
  2. DNA and RNA are two types of nucleic acids that code for genetic information.
  3. DNA is a double-helix molecule composed of four nucleotides: adenine (A), thymine (T), guanine (G), and cytosine (C).
  4. Even though this is the code for all the information that makes up an organism, DNA is created using only four building blocks, ucleotides adenine, guanine, thymine, and cytosine.
  5. Everyone shares 99% of their DNA with every other human being.
  6. As you know, our ancestors were monkeys, and that is probably the reason why 95% of human DNA gets from chimpanzees.
  7. Apart from banana, cabbage DNA also provides some percentage of human DNA.
  8. If you connect all the DNA molecules in your body to each other, the DNA will return from the Earth to the Sun more than 600 times (100 trillion times six feet, divided by 92 million miles).
  9. A parent and child have 99.5% of the same DNA.

  1.  The DNA you have is 98% common with chimpanzee.
  2. The human genome consists of three billion base pairs of DNA. It is estimated that if you type 60 words per minute for eight hours per day, it will take about 50 years to type the human genome.
  3. DNA is a fragile molecule. About a thousand times a day, something happens to it due to errors. This may include errors during the copying itself, damage from ultraviolet light, or any other activity. There are many repair mechanisms, but some damage is not repaired. That means you can take change! Some mutations cause no harm, some are helpful, while others can cause diseases such as cancer. A new technique called CRISPR may allow us to edit the genome, which can be used to treat us with such mutations as cancer, Alzheimer's, and theoretically any disease with a genetic component.
  4. Scientists at Cambridge University believe that the DNA of humans from mud worms is common and is the closest invertebrate genetic to us.
  5. Friedrich Miescher discovered DNA in 1869, although scientists did not understand that DNA was the genetic material in cells until 1943. Prior to that time, it was widely believed that proteins stored genetic information.
  6. Human and chimpanzee DNA is similar from 94% to 98%. This is quite understandable but the shocking thing is that human DNA is the same as 50% of banana DNA! You read it correctly! We said banana!
  7. Do you know what? 1 gram of DNA is capable of storing an amazing 700 TB (terabytes) of data!
  8. If we want to store all digital information in this world, then we only need 2 grams of DNA.
  9. Scientists have discovered that a total of 510 DNA codes have been lost in the process of human development.



  1. DNA is present in every cell of the human body. Each DNA fiber is 1.8 meters long, but fits in a space of 0.09 micrometers!
  2. If all the DNA molecules of a human body are opened and joined together, the total length to be covered would be 10 billion miles! This is the distance traveled from Earth to Pluto and back to Earth.
  3. At the center of our Milky Way galaxy are the molecular precursors of DNA.
  4. DNA in each cell of the human body is damaged 1,000 to 1 million times every day. Fortunately, our body has an extensive system of continuously repairing damaged DNA. When the repair mechanism fails such as cellular death or cancer is formed.
  5. Do you think Columbus was the first to reach the New World (America)? You are wrong It was sometime acquired by Polynesians in the 13th century. This is actually suggested by DNA evidence. There are also stories that Antarctica was first noticed by the people of Polynesia around the year 650 and they describe the place as "a bitter cold where rock-like structures rise from a solid sea".
  6. All humans on this earth have the same 6.7% DNA. The remaining 0.1% is what helps us differentiate between DNA sequences, which allows us to tell whose DNA belongs to whom.
  7. DNA was first discovered in the year 1869 by a man named Frederick Miescher.
  8. It was only in 1943 that scientists came to know about the fact that genetic information is stored in DNA. Earlier, it was believed that genetic information was stored in proteins.



  1. According to researches, DNA has a half-life of 521 years. This simply means that the oldest animal or organism that can be cloned back to life cannot be more than 2 million years old. Thus, it is literally impossible to imitate dinosaurs because they went extinct 65 million years ago.
  2. If one undergoes a bone marrow transplant, the recipient may or may not have donor DNA. In most cases the recipient will not have outside DNA.
  3. A memory device orbiting our Earth is known as 'Immortal Drive'. This device is actually inside the International Space Station, which it launched in 2008 in So