Epigenetics – DNA’s mastercode

Published on: Author: regmorrison

DNA is subject to an overriding mastercode in the form of hydrogen-loaded carbon tags that are attached at various points along the side rails of the double helix. These carbon tags (CH3) determine whether or not particular genes or groups of genes are available for transcription. Their pattern of attachment is known as methylation and it represents DNAs overriding mastercode.

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