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DNA, RNA and protein formation: Track 1


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How is genetic information stored in cells, and how is the information accessed and used? On this album, Dr Norman Cohen of The Open University uses models and graphics to provide easily understood explanations of how genetic information is stored in DNA, how DNA is replicated, and how genetic information from DNA is used to create new protein molecules. The album draws on material originally created to support The Open University course Exploring science.

By: The OpenLearn Team (The Open University)

  • Duration 21 minutes
  • Updated Sunday 23rd August 2009

Track 1: DNA, RNA and protein formation

A brief introduction to this album.

Tracks in this podcast:

Track Title Description
1 DNA, RNA and protein formation A brief introduction to this album. Play now DNA, RNA and protein formation
2 DNA and inherited information Dr Norman Cohen introduces four key characteristics any set of inherited instructions needs to have. Play now DNA and inherited information
3 DNA replication How DNA molecules replicate themselves. Play now DNA replication
4 The information in DNA How DNA carries the information that encodes genetic instructions. Play now The information in DNA
5 Gene to protein: overview An introduction to the processes of transcription and translation. Play now Gene to protein: overview
6 Transcription: writing the message A more detailed look at transcription, showing how messenger RNA is formed. Play now Transcription: writing the message
7 Translation: reading the message The role of transfer RNA in building protein chains from the information in messenger-RNA. Play now Translation: reading the message
8 Creating three dimensional structures How protein chains form into three dimensional structures, and the role of ribosomes in protein synthesis. Play now Creating three dimensional structures
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