central dogma of molecular biology

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central dogma of molecular biology

The outdated principle which states that proteins are made from RNA, which in turn is made from DNA. Other permutations are found in nature; e.g., RNA viruses use a reverse transcriptase to make complementary DNA.
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Crick's central dogma has played a powerful role in creating both the Human Genome Project and the unregulated spread of genetically engineered food crops.