|Before our bodies can make use of the information stored in the genes, the relevant parts of the DNA-molecule must first be copied. The copy – messenger RNA – is used as a blueprint in creating the proteins that in their turn construct the structure and functions of the body. The copying process is called transcription and is continually taking place in all living creatures. If transcription stops, organisms quickly die. Roger Kornberg’s major contribution is his success in creating a molecular image of the transcription process in full flow.|
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