• Question: When, where and how are genes expressed

    Asked by Paka Maka 2nd (Kana) to Matt, Juhi on 13 Mar 2018.
    • Photo: Matt Bawn

      Matt Bawn answered on 13 Mar 2018:

      Great question but a little complicated to answer quickly. I think this is a good start:

      Hope this helps, if you have any questions after this please ask some more.

    • Photo: Juhi Gupta

      Juhi Gupta answered on 13 Mar 2018:

      Genes are regions of DNA which is found in the nucleus of a cell. DNA is made up of bases (A, C, T and G), the order of these change to make a gene. This gene is expressed when RNA is produced and results into a protein. Proteins are produced outside of the nucleus in the cytoplasm of the cell. This website has a really nice diagram to summarise this: https://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/gene-expression-14121669