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NATURE VOL. 227 AUGUST 8 1970 501 Central Dogma of Molecular Biology

Summary: NATURE VOL. 227 AUGUST 8 1970 501
Central Dogma of Molecular Biology
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The central dogma of molecular biology deals with the detailed
residue-by-residue transfer of sequential information. It states
that such informatfon cannot be transferred from protein to either
proteln or nucleic acid. .
`Thr central dogma, anumiatod by Crick In 1958 and thr
km of molecular biology ever since, is likely ta prove a
csnrtdenblo ovrr-slmplt5cstlon."
Tars quotation is taken fx~m the boginning of an unsigned
article* headed "Central dogma revemcd", recounting the
very important work of Dr Howard Ternin' and others*
ahawing that an RNA turnout virus can use viral RNA
M tt template for DNA syntheeis. This is not the 5rst
time that the idee of the central dogma has bean mis-


Source: Androulakis, Ioannis (Yannis) - Biomedical Engineering Department & Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University


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