By Nana Dadzie Ghansah
Note: this a really basic discussion of a very complex and ever-evolving topic.
The genetic information that codes for traits in all living organisms are found in DNA or RNA or a combination of the two. Even viruses, not really seen as living organisms, have genetic material. They either code them in RNA (RNA viruses) eg. Influenza or DNA (DNA viruses) eg. Herpes.