My son had to do a homework for his Biology class, a kinda stupid long worksheet. He was given a bunch of DNA sequences (and had the codon table handy) and needed to translate that into amino acid sequences. The a.a. sequence spells out a sentence. Busy-work, if anyone asks me.
Anyway, he was too lazy to do it by hand, so he wrote a little program to do it for him: type in DNA sequence, click OK, out comes the a.a. sequence. He sent his teacher both the answers and the program….just goes to show that doing this homework does not require a brain capable of reasoning.
I know there are gazillions of programs out there that do the same thing and more, but he did not know that at the time, and anyway, that was quite ingenious, methinks. You can download my son’s program here (actually, the most direct, straight-to-download link is: here).
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