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Central Dogma Hat (DNA --> RNA --> Protein)

Knitting
January 2012
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
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The Central Dogma is the way the information in your genes becomes expressed as all of the wonderful things that living creatures are.

The bottom motif is DNA with little chromosome X’s in the blank space along the double helix. The middle motif is RNA with more X’s as well as A, T, C, G, and U representing the building blocks of DNA and RNA. The top motif is a three step enzymatic reaction representing one important class of proteins encoded by DNA. Unfortunately (from the point of view of a protein chemist) the proteins are the least visible and least visually interesting.

“Everything about us is a protein or the result of protein action.”