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The process by which a gene's coded information is converted into the structures present and operating in the cell. In terragens, expressed genes include both those that are transcribed into mRNA and then translated into protein, and those that are transcribed into RNA but not translated into protein. There are also many specialised bionanotech applications and products; and often involves carefully tweaking the gene product and expression to get just the right result.

 
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev

Initially published on 31 October 2001.

 
 
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