DNA Day experts answer your questions about DNA and proteins

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How does the structure of proteins compare to the DNA Structure?

There are many things that influence the DNA Structure and of proteins. Sometimes, a strand of DNA is even helped by proteins to fold into other shapes.

- Answer provided by Dr. Monique Haakensen

There seems to be a lot of ' omics' out there beyond genomics. Is something like proteomics related to genetics at all?

Proteomics is the study of all proteins in a cell. Since proteins are encoded by genes, they are definitely related. But since proteins can undergo various types of modifications ( ie. phosphorylation, acetylation etc. ) there are more proteins than genes.

- Answer provided by Dr. Dennis McCormac


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