“Auto-Transcription” is an interactive DNA Transcription simulator created with SCRATCH programming. The simulation automatically converts DNA strand sequences into mRNA strand sequences. The DNA strand runs in the direction of 5′ to 3′, while the mRNA strand that is produced runs in the direction of 3′ to 5′. Enjoy!
You can also check out the simulation on the main MIT Scratch Programming website!
Enter your DNA code. The program is <CASE SENSITIVE>, so make sure you run the DNA code in all capital letters. Remember that DNA strands consist of ACTG, and mRNA strands consist of ACUG.
- Enter a DNA sequence in all CAPS. This will run 5′ –> 3′. Once the DNA scan has finished, the button <Get mRNA Strand> will appear.
- Ready to get your mRNA strand (3′ –> 5′)? Click <Get mRNA Strand>, and eureka! The mRNA strand sequence will be generated onto the screen.
Credits: This project, DNA Transcription: Auto Code Transcription, was created by Moosmosis using Scratch programming. All code and art were made by our life-long learning team at Moosmosis. The music is The Ocean of Light by NELL.