Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), or Code of Life in Goa'uld, is the nucleic acid responsible for genetic information. It encodes amino acids for polypeptides which form proteins, which, when properly sequenced, form the cellular structures of organic cells that together determine the physical form and anatomical characteristics of an organic lifeform.

Alien DNAEdit

Several races use DNA for various purposes.


  • The Goa'uld are capable of passing on their memory to their offspring through their DNA, in a process called genetic memory. (SG1: "Children of the Gods", "The Enemy Within").
  • To ensure compatibility for the Goa'uld child and host, a Goa'uld queen must acquire the Code of Life, or DNA of the species intended as host. In the case of humans, the DNA is gathered through sexual activity. Goa'uld queen Hathor suggested that procuring the DNA from humans is much more pleasurable than most. (SG1: "Hathor")

Technological UsesEdit




A sample of DNA is required for Cloning.


External linksEdit

  • DNA on Wikipedia
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