MadSci Network: Genetics

Subject: How can so few genes produce so many proteins?

Date: Sat Nov 25 03:44:17 2000
Posted by Ross
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Area of science: Genetics
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The Human Genome Project estimated 40 000 genes in the cell, yet there are millions of proteins required.  Even just counting the structural genes there would not seem to be enough codes for all the information needed.

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