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By Charles A. Pasternak

This eloquent ebook takes us on a spell-binding trip into the workings of bodies in overall healthiness and disorder. Dr. Charles A. Pasternak captivates us together with his shiny or even poetic factors of what retains us fit and important, and what tears away at our healthiness. He possesses the present for rendering complicated subject matters transparent and lyrical, as within the methods our molecules have interaction with each other to choose the destiny of our middle, mind, and lungs---whether we are living or die.Why does illness rear its grotesque head? Why does melanoma take carry in a few of us and cross by way of others? What roles do food and pressure play in making a choice on our percentages for an extended, pleasant lifestyles? do we carry our eventual death at bay through making an attempt novel medicines and remedies? Dr. Pasternak additionally explores to what volume the health problems we suffer—and even our point of intelligence—are depending on the genes we inherit from our mom and dad, or the nutrients we devour, or perhaps the surroundings we inhabit. the tale of bodies is a real saga that hasn't ever earlier than been so engrossingly told.

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How does the RNA corresponding to a particular gene determine the sequence of amino acids in a protein? Every three nucleotides in RNA specify a particular amino acid in a protein: CGC (a triplet of Cream, Green, and Cream beads in the above example), codes for the amino acid alanine, AAT (a triplet of Amber, Amber, and Turquoise) codes for the amino acid leucine, and so on. The length of a protein is therefore proportional to the length of the RNA that specifies that protein, and hence to the length of the gene that specifies the RNA.

It is for these reasons that it would be fascinating if organic molecules were found on another planet-and Mars seems the only likely candidate (though Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter, is another possibility because it contains water)-and brought back for chemical analysis. Comparison of Martian molecules with those on Earth would provide remarkable insight as to how molecular evolution works. The Molecules of Life 51 This digression was prompted by a consideration of protein structure in relation to enzymatic activity.

Higgins, A. J. Turner, and E. J. Wood, Longman Scientific and Technical, 1994, reprinted by permission of Addison Wesley Longman Ltd. 36 The Molecules Within Us of chromosomes: chimpanzees, which incidentally are closer in their genetic makeup to humans than to orangutans, have 24 chromosomes to our 23; mice have 20, and so on. Another reason why DNA is so much longer than proteins is that only some 10% of it corresponds to genes; the remaining 90% of DNA is nongenetic. This includes stretches near every gene that control the expression of that gene.

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