3.5 Billion Years Ago
Life on earth arose out of a pool of twenty-two proteinogenic amino acids. These organic molecules build proteins that maintain life. Genes are a recording of amino acid sequences and their mutations that evolve species.
Genes are segments of DNA that carry the instructions for unique amino acid sequences. These instructions are transcribed when DNA is copied by its cellular messenger RNA. Every cell in your body is continuously undergoing this process to define physical existence. Humans, for example, are comprised of around 37.5 trillion cells.
Inside each cell, proteins are responsible for cellular division, energy production, waste disposal, and cell defense.
Proteins support neural pathways, internal organs, skin, bone, blood, and hair. They also control and regulate your genes, turning them on or off.
This process occurs in every living organism on earth, and has been going on for over 3.5 billion years.
Humans have more than 20,000 genes devoted to encoding proteins built from just 22 amino acids. By comparison, a typical tomato has more than 31,000 genes that rely on the same amino acids to grow and ripen like a tomato.
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