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Coding DNA

Scientists have traditionally defined DNA coding as “one gene equals one protein”.  However it has become apparent in recent years with alternative splicing that it is very hard to define a gene. A number of genes may be coded for from the same sequence of DNA, with more or fewer introns removed, and there may be overlap of some of the information with an adjacent gene, and some information may be read backwards on the non-sense strand of DNA (the strand usually read is called sense strand).

All this demonstrates how complicated the loading of information onto the chromosome and its management must be. To understand what is going on, we need the calculating power of computers. To imagine that this system could have been developed with no plans or objectives (evolution) simply does not make sense. More and more we see the signature of the Creator in the living cell.

Related Terms

  • Alternative Splicing
  • Chromosome
  • Non-coding DNA