What do billions of stars have in common with your DNA? – Helix

We’re made of stardust. The source of protein amino acids is geologic and cosmic.

Elements like hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon, phosphorus, and oxygen are all formed in the bellies of stars. These same elements combine to form molecules like adenine, guanine, thymine, and cytosine (the nucleotides in our DNA). In this way, our DNA is made of stardust.

The article

https://blog.helix.com/2018/05/dna-galaxy-explorer/

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