Nature’s best kept secret is a wonder molecule called RNA. It is central to the origin of life, evolution, and the cellular machinery that keeps us alive. In this Lab you’ll play the role of a molecular engineer by solving RNA folding puzzles. Then take your skills to Eterna, where you can design RNAs that could be at the heart of future life-saving therapies.
Game engine by the EteRNA Project
Carnegie Mellon University
RNA Video Quizzes
See how RNA could have started life on Earth. Look inside a cellular factory that builds the molecular machines that keep you alive. And learn about the unending war between cells and viruses.
Meet the Scientists
Find out how scientists studying biomolecules started out; get a sense of what a typical day in their job looks like; and see what they recommend to those who want to follow in their footsteps.
Go to the library of all the NOVA Labs videos, including the RNA Lab videos: The RNA Enigma, Protein Synthesis and the Cellular Factory, The RNA Origin of Life, and Virus Wars.
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