RNA — The Revolution…

What is RNA? Well, it’s a huge topic, with lots to know about it. But, I don’t want to waste your time so let me simplify it for you. RNA is a subject in BioChem and stands for Ribonucleic acid. In layman’s terms, it’s the instructions most organic matter uses to survive and do all of its daily tasks. Billions of years ago, when life on Earth first started, especially the Archaic Era, life used RNA. We know this due to tiny depressions shaped like RNA in limestone and shale from the ocean floor. When multicellular life started, they evolved into DNA because it was more efficient. This is why if you look at Protozoas and Bacteria under a microscope, you can see RNA in them.

RNA uses the following nutrients- Guanine, Cytosine, Adenine, and Uracil. In order for the RNA to not just fall apart, bonds must form. Bonds can only be formed with the following nutrients:

-(Cytosine and Uracil — Weak Bond)

-(Adenine and Uracil — Medium Bond)

-(Guanine and Cytosine — Strong Bond)

DNA(Deoxyribonucleic acid) is very similar to RNA, because it uses the exact same nutrients, except that it uses a new nutrient called Thymine instead of Uracil. An analogy of a nutrient in RNA is a letter in a word (Bond) on a piece of paper (a Phosphorus base). An organism reads that piece of paper as instructions to survive.

On the topic of the Covid-19 pandemic, the first vaccine trials were funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and it is an attempt to use RNA against RNA.

To learn more check the local library, or go to https://www.livescience.com/what-is-RNA.html, or go to https://eternagame.org/. Eterna is a really cool platform where you can synthesize your own RNA and learn how it works in much more depth. I play it in my free time, and I enjoy it a lot. My global rank on Eterna is #3606. You can message me there for more questions. I hope to see you there or, later on, in my next post.

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