How to download these files
Illuminating DNA is available as downloadable Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files.
Details of how to obtain a free copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader software are given here.
Model-making can help the understanding of the structure and function of DNA and proteins. Physical models, such as those which helped James Watson and Francis Crick to reveal the structure of DNA, or Linus Pauling the alpha helix of proteins, have been largely replaced by computer-generated images. Much of the software and necessary structure data is available free-of-charge from scientific and educational World Wide Web sites.
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LINKS TO WEB SITES
These are links to the Web sites mentioned in the booklet, plus some others:
Ferry, G. (2000) Profile: Protein structure by numbers HMS Beagle, Issue 73, March 3.
RASMOL and CHIME
The Nucleic Acid Database / Musical Nucleic Acid Atlas
Structures for modern/cell biology
Protein Data Bank
Swiss Pdb Viewer
Wilbert Garvin's DNA jigsaw model
Windows software, samples in MP3 format and so on. Some of it is quite good - the alcohol dehydrogenase seems quite fitting.
Don't forget the Musical DNA Atlas at the Nucleic Acids Database at Rutgers University (mentioned above).
The Shamen's old album 'Axis Mutasis' has a track on it that is derived from sequence data for the S2 seratonin receptor - no prizes for guessing the chemical inspiration there!