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What do genes do?
What do genes do?

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand how the linear sequence of DNA within a gene is related to the linear sequence of amino acids of a protein

  • understand how the information in DNA is carried via RNA to make a protein

  • understand how RNA is synthesised from DNA by the process of transcription

  • understand where the processes of transcription and translation occur within the cell.