What are introns and exons?

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What are introns and exons?
« on: 22/02/2016 15:50:01 »
Patrick asked the Naked Scientists:
   What are introns and exons ? Are they part of the neuron system?
What do you think?
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Re: What are introns and exons?
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Re: What are introns and exons?
« Reply #2 on: 22/02/2016 19:36:37 »
Quote from: Patrick
Are they part of the neuron system?
Neurons (nerves) are cells, which are formed from many proteins.
Many of these proteins will be formed from non-contiguous sections of DNA, containing introns and exons.

This affects all cells, not just nerve cells.