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Protein / Translation

What do muscles, hair and the hormone insulin have in common? Right! They all consist of proteins.
Proteins are the building blocks and workers of our cells. Roll over the image to see a few examples of what proteins can perform in the human body.

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How does something so seemingly simple as DNA's long sequence, composed of only four different letters, get converted into the 100,000 or so different kinds of protein molecules that perform the daily work in our body? This is accomplished by the cell's protein-making factory and is called translation.

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