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This flash interactive animation, while designed to work with other molecular models, stands on its own as a learning tool. Students can follow a eucaryotic or procaryotic path into DNA, where they observe transcription and translation of proteins. Users can type in DNA code and see its code direct the assembly of amino acids.
The sequence of nucleotides in the DNA dictates the sequence of amino acids in proteins. Altering the sequence of nucleotides in DNA, and consequently changing the code in mRNA, may change the sequence of amino acids in the protein and affect its shape.
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