In a postgenomic world, the heavy lifting has turned to protein-structure prediction from sequence (DNA or translated amino acid). There is a plethora of tools available to the biochemist to do just that. While these are still just predictive tools, they are an invaluable asset for understanding molecular interactions within the cell. In this assignment, you will translate a given DNA sequence and then put it through a secondary structure prediction tool. Additionally, you will be asked to explain basic aspects of translation and the types of secondary structure that the prediction tool searches for in the amino acid sequence. Use the Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry textbook or other online sources to answer the questions.
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