Open Yale CoursesBENG 100: Frontiers of Biomedical EngineeringLecture 3 - Genetic Engineering<< previous session| next session >>Overview:Professor Saltzman introduces the elements of molecular structure of DNA such as backbone, basecomposition, base pairing, and directionality of nucleic acids. He describes the processes of DNA synthesis,transcription, RNA splicing, translation, and post-translational processing required to make a protein such asinsulin from its genetic code (DNA). Professor Saltzman describes the genetic code. RNA interference is alsodiscussed as a way to control gene expression, which can be applied as a new way to treat diseases.Reading assignment:Biomedical Engineering: Bridging Medicine and Technology
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