Some people here do not agree that genes actually carry information
If this where true, transfering Jellyfish Genes, the ones that make them glow in the dark, to rats would not make rats glow in the dark. Guess what they made fluorescent rats, so gens hold information.
Would you say oxygen molecules contain information describing how iron is to rust? I would not.
would you say a tiny hole in a cd-rom that alowes light to reflect from the mettal in the middle of the disk contains information? Or no hole and no light reflecting from the metal in the middle does that have any information?
the principle behind it is yes and no, 1 and 0, put a bunch of yes and nos in a row and you have some information. Im guessing gens work in a similar way though they are not as simple as yes and no on a cd.