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Could someone explain basically how to convert the genetic code into a binary format. I will be working on a genetic theme for MHMNews soon. Thanks for any help you can give.

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Default Re: Binary code Genetic code

Easy, there are four possible bases, meaning your binary code would be a 2-digit code. For example:

00 = A
01 = T
10 = C
11 = G

Of course, you can use any combination you like. The above system is particularity efficient, as 4 letters can be stored in one byte; normally, 1 byte (8 bits) encodes one letter.

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Thanks much Bryan,

What I am now wondering about is whether this could help anyone make sense of the arrangement of nucleotides in the different genes. I truly wish I had the time and bux to go to school.

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