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Central Dogma of Molecular Biology

The traditional understanding of genetics is distilled in Francis Crick’s Central Dogma of Molecular Biology. The central dogma holds that information flows like this Wikipedia Diagram:Wikipedia Diagram of Central Dogma

This means that information goes only from nucleic acids to proteins – never the other way around.

 

See Wikipedia for more details – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_dogma_of_molecular_biology

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  1. […] The ’story’ of molecular biology is being re-written. The traditional view of genetics claims that genes are the ultimate (and only) blue print for life – that DNA sequences ‘code for’ RNA, which makes proteins, which are responsible for every facet of our biology (from hair color to predisposition for cancer). […]



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