I was curious about what "introns" were so I did a quick literature search, and added stuff to a sandbox page here: User talk:Thomas Wright Sulcer/sandbox7. I found I couldn't understand the heavy-duty stuff in the scientific articles, but could understand the basics when reporters (knowledgeable about science) translated it for me in places like the NY Times and Washington Post. I worked quickly and don't know if it's how you're wanting to take this article, but feel free to use the material if its helpful. --Thomas Wright Sulcer 05:16, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
why is the EX in "expressed" in boldface?
That doesn't make any sense to me. if the word were rondel, I would understand it.... Hayford Peirce 16:55, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
- The pre-RNA from an expressed gene is made up of a combination of two kinds of RNA sequences, introns and exons. The 'int' of intron is derived from the word 'intervening', and 'ex' of exon is derived from the word 'expressed'. I was trying to accentuate that point. Maybe you can think of a better way to get that point across? Feel free to change it. Chris Day 17:09, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
- No, I have absolutely no better suggestion to make, unfortunately. I just thought that the present phrasing was trying to show how intron was composed, with an int from one word and ron from another. So Boldface would be justified throughout. But since ex refers to something else entirely, which is not part of the article title (Intron), then I think the bold from ex should be removed. Just a layman's point of view, of course.... Hayford Peirce 18:16, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
- Reminds me of the time after my first marriage with my ex hanging about being bothersome. Chris cool addition to the diagram!--Thomas Wright Sulcer 18:37, 8 March 2010 (UTC)