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.
 

 
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.