What is DNA?
Cells are the functional units that make up the body. There are 206 different types of cells and a total of 60 trillion cells within the human body. Each cell has its own copy of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). In addition, each cell has its functions, for example skin cells can regenerate and produce new skin. Under high magnification, scientists have found that DNA exists in the cell’s nucleus, and it is the true core of each cell. The cell can be visualized like a peach, made of skin, flesh, pit, and kernel. The peach kernel surrounds a heart, and the very center of the heart is the true core, DNA, of the cell nucleus. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA) are both nucleotide polymers. Nucleotides are made of three components: bases, pentose, and phosphorus. There are five types of bases: adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), thymine (T), and uracil (U). There are two types of pentose: ribose and deoxyribose. A/G/C/T bases, deoxyribose, and phosphoric acid bind to form deoxyribonucleic acid. The four deoxyribonucleic acids join together to form DNA. Meanwhile, ribonucleic acid consists of A/G/C/U bases, ribose, and phosphoric acid; the four nucleic acids are the units that make up RNA.
There are approximately 20,000 to 25,000 genes and approximately 3 billion base pairs in humans. DNA is a double helix that is 0.000002 mm wide and each strand is 1 meter in length. The two strands are made up of countless hydroxyl-connected chains linked to form a helical shape and arranged in an orderly fashion within the cell’s nucleus. Deficiencies of microelements and macroelements in the human body can cause damages to DNA. Depletion of elements, excessive oxidation and damage to cells cause disorders and changes to “Genetic Information” and “Biological Processes”. After element supplementation, normal element metabolism activates and strengthens the enzymes’ functions to reduce and eliminate large amounts of free radicals. Elements promote the polymerase production, activation, and enhancement crucial for its proper functioning in the human body. Proper physiological functioning of polymerases include preventing RNA sequencing errors in protein synthesis, and repairing and protecting broken, twisted, miscoded, and missing DNA.
What does “Genetic Information” and “Biological Processes” mean?
Genetic Information is the biological instruction manual parents pass on to their children. For example, inheritable traits such as: height, physique, appearance, personality, expressions, and behaviors are passed on from generation to generation.
Biological Processes is the experiences and processes that occur in a person’s life, such as a person's birth, aging, illness, and death.
DNA is a soul
Genetic Information will continue to be passed on to future generations. Although a person’s physical body is deceased, DNA still exists in his or her descendants. This is evidence that our DNA is meaningful, and not limited to just the present because it is carried through the future.
DNA is love and respect
Every person carries in his or her body Genetic Information – characteristics like height, physique, appearance, personality, expressions, and behaviors – passed down from parents and ancestors. To show our greatest respect and love towards our forebears is to care for each cell of our body and to protect each piece of DNA, because the Genetic Information is the extension of our parents’ and ancestors’ lives. Caring for DNA is respecting, loving, and appreciating our lineage.
DNA is exclusive
DNA can only be passed down unidirectionally, and the Genetic Information is only passed onto descendants. This special connection through DNA is the reason that parents love their children unconditionally and are willing to do anything for them. Children are the extension of their parents' lives and legacy. For example, when parents sense that their child is in an imminent danger, their natural instinct predominates to save their child’s life even at the cost of their own. This is the grounds for when we can declare that “DNA is exclusive”.
DNA has no alternatives
DNA not only passes down Genetic Information on height, physique, appearance, personality, expressions, and behaviors to children and descendants, but it also passes down diseases or defects in the ancestral line. We cannot select what is passed on to us from our parents, nor can our parents pick what they pass onto us. Parents hope to pass on merits and good health, and avoid passing on shortcomings and congenital disorders to descendants in a family’s genetic line. For these reasons, we say there are no alternatives to DNA.
A reduction, depletion, or imbalance of elements can oxidize and damage the cells, resulting in genetic changes and disorders. Balancing and stabilizing element metabolism in the body’s internal environment can truly prolong life by repairing those damages to the Genetic Information and Biological Processes.