Video 26: Raymond Gesteland, clip 4
Ray Gesteland is a Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics in the Department of Human Genetics at the Eccles Institute, University of Utah. His research is on RNA, specifically secondary structures in RNA that can provide additional coding information.
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Why DNA was probably not the driving force of molecular evolution in a pre-biotic environment.
RNA function -- the code within the code.
The pre-biotic soup of life and the need to increase molecular concentrations.
The Central Dogma is the flow of genetic information from DNA, to RNA, to protein.
Francis Crick describes RNA and its role and Paul Zamecnick explains protein synthesis.
RNA is an intermediary between DNA and protein.
In this section learn that in the cytoplasm, the messenger RNA is released from its carrier proteins and binds to a protein assembly complex called a ribosome.
An animation shows alternate splicing of the SMN2 gene.
Phoebus Levene's contributions -- the distinction between DNA and RNA.