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Assuming each gene symbol represents a unique gene or protein (this may not be true; see for gene name aliases in e.g. NCBI Entrez gene) you can get a lot of information programmatically. Below is an example using R and Bioconductor resources. Define your list of genes: # list of gene symbols, here we focus on one. > genes <- "KRAS" Load the ...


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fs means frame shift and *12 gives the length of the new reading frame (ie the number of codons up to and including new stop codon). Usually before fs they give the first mutated amino acid, so I'm not sure what the number 41161 means (but apparently the OP does).


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I might be wrong, but aren't numbers $n$ and $m$ are connected as $n=m+1$? Answer seems to be combinatorial: how many combinations of $n$ objects can be assembled under certain restrictions? Namely, how many isoforms certain gene can have. Restrictions include: how many exon-intron junctions on codon (or precisely between codons), how many exons are ...


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Let's go through the possible answers. Which of the following could be predicted? Not (1), because we don't know whether selection favors or disfavors the recessive alleles. Not (2) for the same reason. Not (4) by definition. Not (5) because recessive alleles don't magically become dominant. This leaves us with (3), which also seems correct: not only do we ...


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Take a look at this schematic of a mature mRNA. [source] The coding region (ie the part that is translated) is between the start and stop codons, but the 5' and 3' untranslated regions (UTRs) are also transcribed by RNA polymerase; these are part of the first and last exons, respectively. The transcription start site is labelled right in front of the 5' ...


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You mix up translation and transcription. Transcription creates mRNA from DNA template. Transcription also includes splicing, that is excision of introns so that mature mRNA contains only exons. In your example it goes like that: DNA (chromosome): ---A----B--...--Dstop---E--- premature mRNA: A----B---...---Dstop--E---polyA mature mRNA: AB..DstopE-polyA ...



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