Central Dogma

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Central Dogma The basic belief originally held by molecular geneticists, that flow of genetic information can only occur from DNA to RNA to proteins. It is now known, however, that information contained within RNA molecules can also flow back to DNA, for example in the replication of retroviruses. See also genetic code.

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central dogma The assertion that in DNA-based organisms information passes from DNA to RNA to protein.

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