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What does DNA stand for?

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What does DNA stand for?
Deoxyribonucleic acid — a large molecule of nucleic acid found in the nuclei, usually in the chromosomes, of living cells. DNA controls such functions as the production of protein molecules in the cell, and carries the template for reproduction of all the inherited characteristics of its particular species. Hence, a person’s DNA is one-of-a-kind and this is why DNA is the subject of much scientific inquiry regarding cloning and artificial means of reproducing human or animal tissue.