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The Central Dogma Song

“The Assemblers” (Peter Skewes-Cox and Dr. Graham Ruby) sing about DNA and proteins.

LYRICS:

[music plays]
A, C, G and T, yeah.
Are the molecules that make up
you and me.
Adenine, cytosine,
guanine and thymine.
DNA to RNA,
RNA to protein.
So let us go on and tell you more.
Cuz DNA without RNA is such a bore.
But RNA gets translated into protein.
And making protein is what genes are for.
The first thing you need is a start codon.
It goes AUG.
But since there's no U chord on this guitar,
I will replace U with D.
The first one is always methionine.
The next one, asparagine.
The third one is threonine.
Everyone loves their serine.
Arginine.
Don't forget to take your valine.
Alanine.
Not the same as isoleucine.
Phenylalanine and lysine,
proline and glycine.
Histidine.
Cysteine.
Aspartic acid.
Tell your dad about tyrosine.
Glutamic acid.
Leucine.
Glutamine.
The weird one is tryptophan.
Then we stop.
[music stops]
[jam session 1]
A, C, G and T, yeah.
Are the molecules that make up
you and me, yeah.
A, C, G and T, yeah.
A, C, G and T, yeah.
[jam session 2]
A, C, G and T, yeah.
A, C, G and T, yeah.
I go A, C, G and T, yeah.
I go A, C, G and T, yeah, I go.

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