Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a molecule composed of two nucleotide chains which coil around each other to form a double helix carrying the genetic instructions used in the growth, development, functioning and reproduction of all known living organisms and many viruses. DNA and ribonucleic acid (RNA) are nucleic acids; alongside proteins, lipids and complex carbohydrates (polysaccharides), they are one of the four major types of macromolecules that are essential for all known forms of life.
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Importance to ME/CFS[edit | edit source]
Importance to Gulf War Illness[edit | edit source]
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- Richman, Mike (Oct 19, 2017). "Researchers find evidence of DNA damage in Vets with Gulf War illness". www.research.va.gov. Retrieved Aug 26, 2018.
- Falvo, Michael; Meyer, Joel; Hill, Helene Z.; Lange, Gudrun; Condon, Michael; Klein, Jacquelyn C.; Ndirangu, Duncan; Falvo, Michael J. (Sep 2017). "Role of mitochondrial DNA damage and dysfunction in veterans with Gulf War Illness" (PDF). ncbi.nlm.nih.gov (PDF).
Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.