University of Nevada Las Vegas
Howard R. Hughes
College of Engineering
Department of Computer Science
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The following is a video in five parts, of which the
The first part is interesting, but
the second, third, and fourth parts are truly mind-boggling.
The second part shows an emulation of DNA replication.
The third part shows an emulation of transcription,
where a strand of messenger RNA (mRNA) is created from a strand of DNA.
The fourth part shows translation, where a ribosome creates a
protein by reading a strand of messenger RNA.
The fifth part of the video seems less interesting.
I don't know what is happening in that segment, and I always skip it.
These next 48 separate videos (click just once to see all of them
in sequence) are even more mind-boggling. They explain some of what
you saw before in greater detail.
Don't be put off by the message that these videos are unavailable.
Just click on the individual videos on the right side.
These videos raise more questions than they answer, making you feel more
ignorant than you did before you started watching them!
If these videos don't make you feel totally
ignorant, either you are an expert, or, more likely,
you don't know what's going on!