By Eric S. Grace
(Joseph Henry Press) Revised version goals to assist readers comprehend and participate in biotechnology debates. issues contain how biotechnology took place, instruments within the genetic engineering workshop, biotechnology and the physique, biotechnology at the farm, biotechnology and the surroundings, moral concerns, and extra. For clinicians. prior version: c1997. Softcover.
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Different genes have different sequences and different lengths (numbers of bases). That’s really all there is to it. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. html How Biotechnology Came About 17 A copy in every cell All the cells in your body have essentially identical copies of the unique DNA sequences that were put together at the moment of your conception. To get copies from that original single cell into every cell of the body, DNA molecules must faithfully duplicate themselves each time a cell divides in two.
Some diseases, like alkaptonuria (which I described on page 18), are the result of badly made or missing protein molecules, produced by a genetic mutation. This sort of disorder might be prevented by gene therapy, a subject explored in Chapter 3. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. html How Biotechnology Came About 23 Genes, proteins, and your eyes The color of your eyes is determined by the set of genes you got from your parents. But in more immediate and practical terms, the color is determined by the actions of proteins (enzymes).
Because there are four different bases, there are four different kinds of nucleotides. The question is, how do four different nucleotides translate into 20 amino acids and thousands of different proteins? It’s not a big problem, really, just a matter of coding. 7 Nucleotides A strand of DNA is a polynucleotide: a long chain of nucleotides, connected to one another by chemical bonds. phosphate sugar base nucleotide Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. html How Biotechnology Came About 25 the dots and dashes of the Morse Code giving alphabetic instructions for writing out King Lear and you’ll have an idea of how it can be done.