WHAT IS A HELIX and WHAT IS RNA ?  
A HELIX...IS SIMPLY A SPIRAL or COIL WITH
A CONSTANT DIAMETER, AS SHOWN RIGHT

OUR BODY, USES LONG, COILED UP,  
STRINGS OF JOINED ATOMS,
THAT ARE CALLED, MOLECULES,
LIKE THE ONE SHOWN, IN THE DRAWING RIGHT
AND BELOW, TO STORE,THE GENETIC MEMORY
OF ALL OUR, INHERITED CHARACTERISTICS,

ONE OF THESE COILED HELICAL
MOLECULES, CAN STORE, MORE
THAN 2,000,000 BONE GROWTH,
PROGRAMMING MESSAGES,
IN ONLY 5 MILLIMETERS.

THESE RIBBED,COILED MOLECULES
IN THE NUCLEUS, OF OUR CELLS,
THAT ARE MADE, OF RIBOSE SUGARS,
FOSFATES and NUCLEIC ACIDS, THAT,
HELP US, TO MAKE OUR PROTEINS,
ARE CALLED RIB-O-NUCLEIC ACID,
and ABBREVIATED..R N A

A SINGLE UNIT, OF THE RNA  " RIBONUCLEIC ACID "
THAT HELPS US, TO CREATE THE PROTEIN "INSULIN",
HAS A COIL DIAMETER, OF 38 MICRONS AND A LENGTH OF 68 MICRONS,
AND HAS 22 COILS OF RNA,  SIMILAR TO THE DRAWING ABOVE,

WHEN IT IS UNWOUND, IT HAS A LENGTH OF 1,765 MICRONS
OR 27 TIMES LONGER....THAN IN ITS "HELIX - HELICAL" COILED UP STATE.

OUR BODY, USES THIS METHOD OF COMPACTING, LONG MOLECULES,
IN OUR CELLS, BECAUSE,THE COILED,LARGE-MACRO MOLECULES,
ARE THREE TIMES STRONGER and MUCH MORE FLEXIBLE,
THEY CAN STRETCH AND COMPRESS, and NOT BREAK,BECAUSE,
THEY ARE SIMILAR TO THE COILED SPRINGS,IN AN AUTO OR TRUCK,
THAT ALSO BEND and COMPRESS AND DO NOT BREAK.

NOW YOU KNOW, THAT RNA, IS THE ABBREVIATION, FOR "RIB-O-NUCLEIC ACID"
OR RIBONUCLEIC ACID, AS SCIENTISTS NORMALLY WRITE IT.

AND THAT RNA, IS A VERY LONG, COILED UP MOLECULE,
THAT HELPS US, TO CREATE, THE PROTEIN INSULIN,
WHICH TELLS OUR NERVES AND MUSCLES
WHEN TO USE THE GLUCOSE,THAT TRAVELS,
    IN OUR LYMPHIC SYSTEM FLUIDS.

NOW IF YOU WANT TO KNOW, WHAT DNA IS, CLICK ON PAGE 2