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I expect if you were to ask most people what DNA stands for, even avid CSI watchers would respond IDK.1 Scientists, on the other hand, would tell you that DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is made up of letters.
And D isn't one of them.
Specifically, it's made up of A (adenine), C (cytosine), G (guanine), and T (thymine). Together, not only can these spell the name of an underrated 1997 film that deals with genetics, but they also combine to form the building blocks for all known living organisms. That's great and all, but what's really exciting is that they are proof Star Wars is hard-coded into our genes.
In DNA, the nucleotides form base pairs. Adenine always bonds with thymine, and cytosine always bonds with guanine. So what does this mean? It means, like Star Wars, our DNA has many AT-ATs which are made with CG.2
That's right: The Force will be with you, always. Science fiction has become science fact.
1 I have no idea what that last one means. Illegal Donna Karans? Illustrated Donkey Kong? I'm David Krumholtz? Yeah, I don't know.
2 That's computer graphics, for those who don't speak geek.
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