Benchmark 5C
The Living Environment: Cells
Grades 9-12, page 114

The genetic information in DNA molecules provides instructions for assembling protein molecules. The code used is virtually the same for all life forms.

NSES Content Standard C
Life Science: The cell
Grades 9-12, page 184
Cells store and use information to guide their functions. The genetic information stored in DNA is used to direct the synthesis of the thousands of proteins that each cell requires.

NSES Content Standard C 
Life Science: The molecular basis of heredity
Grades 9-12, page 185
In all organisms, the instructions for specifying the characteristics of the organism are carried in DNA, a large polymer formed from subunits of four kinds (A,G,C, and T). The chemical and structural properties of DNA explain how the genetic information that underlies heredity is both encoded in genes (as a string of molecular "letters") and replicated (by a templating mechanism). Each DNA molecule in a cell forms a single chromosome.