Do proteins have free will? And other cartoons…

Finally a new batch. This time the themes are whether proteins have free will and a taste-test by ribosomes…

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And now for the ribosomes:

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And once again, to kill the joke by explaining it:

Ribosomes build proteins by reading a three-letter code in RNA molecules (called a codon) and matching it to one of 20 amino acid building blocks. The nucleic acids “GAA” spell the code for glutamic acid, which is responsible for the taste of seaweed and is the source of monosodium glutamate.

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More new cartoons

This week: “Future Nobel prize winners in the second grade” – this week a report on the Naked Mole Rat…

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And another one-off: More stories from the cell nucleus…

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