DNA to RNA to protein – Genes – the units of inheritance (8/10)
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DNA to RNA to protein – Genes – the units of inheritance (8/10)


To make a particular protein
in the cell the relevant gene
is first switched on in the DNA. A working copy of the gene
called messenger RNA is made. This copying process
is called transcription. Next the information
in the messenger RNA is acted upon to produce a protein.

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  1. This video comes from a free online course at introductory level. The link to this is in the video description. The course explores how information contained in DNA is used, explaining the flow of information from DNA to RNA to protein. Also introduced are the concepts of transcription (as occurs between DNA and RNA) and translation. It is designed to help people understand how the linear sequence of DNA within a gene is related to the linear sequence of amino acids of a protein.

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