The Genetic Code

  • Hans Frauenfelder
Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)


The next problem is the connection between information and function: How does DNA direct protein synthesis? The basic idea is straightforward and was indicated in Fig.2.2: The information is written in the DNA linearly; it is read and transferred to the assembler. Proteins are involved in reading, selecting, and assembling. The question thus arises: What came first, nucleic acid or protein information or function? The solution to this chicken-and-egg problem is not yet fully known.


Genetic Code Stop Signal Chain Termination Require Amino Acid Nucleoprotein Complex 


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Frauenfelder
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  1. 1.Theory DivisionLos Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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