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The DNA is situated in the nucleus, organized into chromosomes. Every cell must contain the genetic information and the DNA is therefore duplicated before a cell divides (replication). When proteins are needed, the corresponding genes are transcribed into RNA (transcription). The RNA is first processed so that non-coding parts are removed (processing) and is then transported out of the nucleus (transport). Outside the nucleus, the proteins are built based upon the code in the RNA (translation).

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Date Of Record Release 2009-09-02 15:44:48
Description The DNA is situated in the nucleus, organized into chromosomes. Every cell must contain the genetic information and the DNA is therefore duplicated before a cell divides (replication). When proteins are needed, the corresponding genes are transcribed into RNA (transcription). The RNA is first processed so that non-coding parts are removed (processing) and is then transported out of the nucleus (transport). Outside the nucleus, the proteins are built based upon the code in the RNA (translation).
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Source Nobel Foundation
Keyword DNA, RNA, Ribonucleic acid, Medicine, Research
Date Of Record Creation 2009-09-02 15:35:17
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Date Last Modified 2010-03-14 18:38:48
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-09-02 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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