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9-12

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From DNA to Protein

This narrated animation illustrates the process of protein synthesis,starting with chromosomal DNA inside the cell's nucleus. A gene istranscribed into messenger RNA, which leaves the nucleus and binds toa ribosome in the cytoplasm. There, transfer RNAs attach and build apolypeptide chain that will fold into a functional protein. Adaptedfrom Interactive NOVA: "Secret of Life."

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