yourgenome

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yourgenome is the place for you to find out everything you want to know about DNA, genes and genomes. From the basic biology to the challenging ethical issues, it’s here for you to discover and explore!

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    yourgenome.org | Helping you discover more about DNA, genes and genomes, and the implications for our health and society.

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Yourgenome - Making proteins
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The ingredients of a protein are amino acids. To build a protein we need to build a long chain of amino acids. There are 20 different types of amino acids, so there are lots of different protein chains we can build. Biologists give amino acids a code letter, as for DNA. This is much easier than writing out the whole name each time. For example, M is methionine, L is leucine, F is phenylalanine (because P is proline). The DNA code uses groups o