Beyond the Information Revolution - 99.10 (Part Three)
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Movie Captures Genome in Action

This strikes me as quite amazing.

For the first time ever, researchers have captured on film how a gene goes about the business of directing a cell to make a protein.

Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, tagged different molecules different colors so they could see the process by which a living cell makes protein from DNA within its nucleus. The process is much more dynamic than they had imagined.

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