Similarities between RNA and DNA?

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Some of the similarities between DNA and RNA are the double helix structure which comprises them. They both refer to the information and instructions for producing proteins and cell structures which comprise our bodies. In easier terms, in a computer, DNA acts as the hard drive while RNA acts as the processor. Instructions are executed through the RNA to process the DNA code in order to produce cells and proteins that are used for development.
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They are both nucleic acids. Regarding structure, DNA and RNA are similar because they are both built of nucleotides, structures consisting of one nucleobase, a sugar (ribose or deoxyribose
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They both are nucleic acids of nitrogen-containing bases joined by sugar-phosphate
http://www.chacha.com/question/why-are-dna-and-rna...
Edit: here are the similarities, which is what you asked for - - other answers here seem to give you primarily the differences. Both have a sugar-phosphate backbone (DNA is deoxyribose
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200804...
how are rna and dna similar: Precursor mRNAMessenger RNA is synthesized from a DNA template in the nucleus
http://www.tutorvista.com/topic/forms-of-rna
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