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bsguedes



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Has this challenge relations with protein biosynthesis or it has another Biology connection with it that I could be missing? I've tried some translations used in Biology to decode messenger RNAs in this challenge (specially because the length of the string is 63, which is a multiple of 3), but all failed.

Thanks,
Bruno.
Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:19 am View user's profile Send private message
megabreit



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Same here. In addition I calculated the complement of the RNA string, tried to decode and didn't succeed.
But from my point of view it has something to do with RNA triple coding/translation... it's not enough data for a frequency analysis.
Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:14 pm View user's profile Send private message
bsguedes



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Yeah, I've tried also to give meaning to the decoded sequence, like you, but it isn't yielding useful stuff =/
Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:01 pm View user's profile Send private message
bsguedes



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I got it. It envolves another basic Biology concept that I was missing. It's also related to protein synthesis.
Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:37 pm View user's profile Send private message
trunx



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I tought that i found a method to decode the ciphertext, but something is wrong ... The alphabet i discovered has only 15 Letters, no "E" included. The first two decoded letters are "TH". I would expect "E" for the next letter, but its not working.

is there a twist in this challange?

thx

trunx
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laz0r



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You are on the right line. It is to do with Biology and you are very close. Just keep trying and you'll get there very quickly.

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Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:30 pm View user's profile Send private message
jonik555



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Any hints? I know think I'm very close. I'm getting answer starting with TVCS.... I can't find any other biological sense than prothein synthesis.

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Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:30 pm View user's profile Send private message
laz0r



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Try protein synthesis then! Wink And remember there's more than one way to skin a cat.

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Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:40 pm View user's profile Send private message
jonik555



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By more ways you mean reading frames? I really can't get it...

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Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:41 am View user's profile Send private message
laz0r



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By 'skinning a cat' I mean 'synthesise protein' Smile

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Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:23 pm View user's profile Send private message
jonik555



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Thank you. Finally found it Very Happy. I didnt know that it can be represented the other way Very Happy.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/dna/shockwave.html helped a lot...

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Nullsig



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So I figured out the code and my result was as expected... but for some reason my result is not working even though the rest of the sentence is perfect english

*** realized my error seconds after submitting this. fixed please disregard my error
Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:58 pm View user's profile Send private message
trofi



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Nice hints guys!

I feel the need to share my one: the first letter is garbage, the rest are fine.
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:40 pm View user's profile Send private message
destiny



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Ahhh that took me longer than it should have...mainly because I didn't find the right table to use. There is also a reason why the first letter isn't needed, but you don't really need to look into it.
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