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3D image of

A drawing of the transcription machine, showing where the "heart" binds to the TATA box in the promotor upstream of the gene (right), turning the gene on. Each colored blob is a complex of several proteins, all of which work together to transcribe the gene into messenger RNA. Scientific American image

Related story: Scientists snap first 3-D pictures of the "heart" of the transcription machine

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