Genetic code

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The genetic code is the set of rules used by living cells to translate information encoded within genetic material into proteins.
Genetic code
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The genetic code is the set of rules used by living cells to translate information encoded within genetic material into proteins.
Genetic code
Genetic code
The genetic code is the set of rules used by living cells to translate information encoded within genetic material into proteins.

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Genetic code

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But perhaps tomorrow’s founders will experiment with a very different kind of code — the genetic code that underlies how everything from one-celled organisms to humans develop and behave.

Unlike in the world of pure software, you can’t “compile” and “run” genetic code instantaneously (if you want to use the metaphor that cells are like miniature biological computers operating off of DNA). There is lag time as researchers have to splice together different DNA parts and then insert them into host cells in a lab, where they can test them to see if they properly produce certain enzymes.

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