This week is all about our DNA and gene expression. The complete set of all DNA in a cell is called the genome. The complete set of all the mRNA in a cell is called the transcriptome. Read the following article about the transcriptome found at: https://www.genome.gov/13014330/transcriptome-fact-sheet/, then address the following:
- Explain how the transcriptome helps us to better understand the differences between cells from different types of tissues that are specialized for different functions.
- What do you think is the most interesting or significant thing about the transcriptome?