Jan 4 2022
11. Alternative Splicing - Nature's Mad Scientist
In the last episode on the central dogma of molecular biology, DNA Dan discussed the information flow of DNA, to RNA, to amino acid sequences that make up proteins. In this episode, Dr. Handley discusses proteins - the work horses of the body, and the extensive roles they play in our bodies. By last known count, there are around 20,000 protein coding genes in the human coding genome that make up and operate the human body. How can these 20,000 genes produce over 100,000 proteins? This is where nature, the mad scientist, comes in. ------------------------------------------Join DNA Dan each month as he dives deep into the world of genetics, genomics, DNA, and the future of precision genomic medicine. Dan discusses health and ancestry genetic testing, forensic genetics, genetics and mental health, common myths about genetics, and more. DNA Dan, SCU Professor of Genomics, Dan Handley, M.S., Ph.D., shares his knowledge from his over 30 years of experience in the world of advanced genomics research and biotechnology. Please visit our website for more information about Southern California University of Health Science's Master of Science Program in Human Genetics & Genomics.