Transcription and Translation

I must say that the animators omitted many details, such as the RNA polymerase’s c-terminal repeats, splicing, the assembly of an RNP, the workings of the nuclear pore complex, and the assembly of a translation initiation complex … but WOW! We need more of these videos!


  1. #1 John S. Wilkins
    June 2, 2008

    That animation was done, form the primary literature, by Drew Berry at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. At the time, he was my staff member. You can find more of Drew’s animations here.

  2. #2 ERV
    June 2, 2008

    Ya, EXPELLED maggots stole this animation for their oh-so-secret private showings and PR material too. Specifically, the DNA–>mRNA step.

  3. #3 rpg
    June 3, 2008

    Funny thing, synchronicity. I saw one of Drew’s fantastic videos at a talk a couple of weeks ago. Been meaning to blog about it ever since :)

  4. #4 kays
    June 3, 2008

    What is this background noise? The sound of DNA, folding ?

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