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Biochemistry Definition

Biochemistry studies chemical processes in living organisms. For example, it explores how proteins interact within cells.

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Fun Facts

  • Biochemistry includes multiple sciences working together.
  • When working on medicines that help humans, biochemists must study how the chemistry (medicine) affects the biological process (human body).
  • Biochemistry studies both plants and animals.

Why Do We Need To Know About Biochemistry

Studying biochemistry helps us understand how life works and how we can use that knowledge to solve real problems. This is important for making new medicines, protecting the environment, and improving things we use daily. Biochemistry is key for things like creating better treatments for diseases and making fuels from living materials.

The work of biochemists is everywhere, from finding new ways to treat diabetes to making our home products better. This makes biochemistry a very important area of science to know about.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can biotechnology be used to develop medical treatments and give an example?
Scientists used bacteria and added just one extra gene to it to develop insulin to treat people with diabetes.
What is the relationship between genes and DNA?
DNA is the genetic material that is found in the cells of living things, genes are specific pieces of DNA that give living things their traits.
Explain how an offspring gets its genes?
In sexual reproduction, which includes most plants and animals, offspring get their genes from their parents. They get half from mom and half from dad.
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