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Genetic Code

  • By: Dino Samartzis DSc, MSc, Dip. EBHC
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The genetic code governs the production of protein synthesis in the cell by mapping DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) sequences to proteins that are utilized for various cellular functions. The process of protein synthesis does vary between prokaryotes (single-cell organisms; i.e., ...

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