Me: Okay! I’ve successfully studied ALL of molecular biology in 3 days! It was hard but by God, I have gone through everything that could possibly be tested! TRY ME NOW, UWORLD.
UWorld: Cool. Let me give you this DNA strand, okay? It looks like this:
3′ ———- ATCTGTTAATCGGATATC —— 5′
Me: Huh. Okay.
UWorld: Now, what’s the last amino acid in the resulting protein? Me: … aha. I see what you’re doing..
Me: You want me to get tripped up on the 3′ – 5′ thing.
UWorld: … Hmm?
Me: And on top of that, you expect me to confused about the DNA versus RNA thing.
Me: Too bad for you.
UWorld: … Oh?
Me: YES. Because I studied this stuff. I literally studied it backwards and forwards.
UWorld: I see.
Me: Right. Oh, and the transcriptions versus translation thing? I’m onto that, too. That’s totally MCAT material. So nice try there, but better luck next time.
Me: Because I can confidently say the answer is “B”.
UWorld: Hey, maybe you should make a little mnemonic for yourself: We stop at the stop codon. Pro tip.