Animation: The Central Dogma

The ‘Central Dogma’ of molecular biology is that ‘DNA makes RNA makes protein’. This anime shows how molecular machines transcribe the genes in the DNA of every cell into portable RNA messages, how those messenger RNA are modified and exported from the nucleus, and finally how the RNA code is read to build proteins.

The video was made by RIKEN Omics Science Center (RIKEN OSC ) for the exhibition titled ‘Beyond DNA’ held at National Science Museum of Japan. RIKEN OSC has published in Nature Genetics on the regulation of RNA expression in human cancer cells: