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Translation, Reading the DNA Code (The LEGO animation version)

In the cytoplasm of the cell the ribosome acts like a workbench for the translation of the DNA code. The tRNA molecules bind to the mRNA strand if their 3 letter codes match. The tRNA molecules arrive towing amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. The amino acids join to form a protein chain and in the last step, the protein folds into its final shape.

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This activity is a facilitated school program for high school students at the MIT Museum.

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