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Part 7: Understanding the Book of Life

Year

2003

Producer

Medicinema Ltd

Country of Origin

Canada

Duration

00:30:00

Product Code

MEC03008000

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Reading the Book of Life was just the first step. The ultimate goal is to understand how it works. The initial task is to separate out the genes from the other 98% or so of the genome that doesn't code for proteins, no easy feat since the genes themselves are split into even smaller bits (exons), which are also surrounded by DNA 'noise'. Three different gene finding techniques are explained; using an RNA message to 'tag' the gene that produced it, the use of the codons that act as start and stop signals for the machinery of transcription, and exploiting the striking similarity between many of our genes and those of other creatures.

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Production Year
2003

Duration
00:30:00

Producer
Medicinema Ltd

Country Of Origin
Canada

Level
Middle Secondary to Professional

Product Code
MEC03008000