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Microcosm cell

An adult human body consists of about 50 trillion cells. Each individual cell is a small universe. The steering center of a cell is the cell nucleus.
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The blueprint of life

The basis of life in its simplest form consists of four components: DNA, RNA, proteins and lipids. DNA and RNA are nucleic acids and are found in the cells of all living organisms.
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The diversity of our cells

The human body consists of trillions of cells. Although all body cells are composed of the same building blocks, there are a variety of cell types.
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DNA - guardian of the genetic material

Whether we are female or male, how tall we become, what skin color we have, whether our hair is brown, blond, curly or smooth - all this and much more is programmed in our cells right from the start.
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From gene to gene product: Gene expression

Whenever the cell requires a certain protein, the gene for this protein is transcribed into a messenger molecule, the mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid).
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Split genes

This discovery provided one of the great surprises of 20th century molecular biology: genes of complex organisms are not present as continuous sections on DNA.
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Protein synthesis

The information for the production of a protein is stored on the genes in a sequence of so-called triplet codes (codons). Each codon consists of three nucleobases and codes for one of the 20 amino…
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The RNA - a multitalent in the cell

In order to understand life at the molecular level, science has strongly focused on the study of DNA and proteins for many decades.
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Gen-editing with CRISPR/CAS9

Since it became known that the system known as CRISPR/Cas9 could be used to manipulate the genome of a wide variety of organisms, non-scientists have also been interested in the new genetic…
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From DNA to protein

The flow of genetic information from DNA to RNA to protein takes place in all living beings and thus is (nearby) universal. This sequence of events is therefore also called the "central dogma of…