Personal Genome Project Study Guide
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Part I: Genetic Material

Part II: Gene Transmission

Part III: Gene Expression

Part IV: Genetic Regulation

Part V: Genetics and Society

Part VI: Project Literacy






  Part III: Gene Expression
Lesson 7: Coding for Proteins
Reading Lesson 7 Practice Test

Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Recall that genes store information in a three-letter code
  • Define the terms transcription, translation, and protein, and explain the relationships among these terms
  • Explain why proteins are important to the functioning of the human body
  • Recognize that the action of several proteins is often required to produce an observable trait
  • Recall that genes code for proteins, and that mRNA functions as a copy of a gene's sequence and codes for proteins
  • Distinguish between a genome and an exome