"The sense strand is like an electrical extension cord where the 'female' end is safe to leave open until an appliance is attached, but the protruding 'male' end is active and for safety's sake only works when plugged into a 'female' socket. Thus, protein production usually only comes from copying the sense strand, not the anti-sense strand."
"SenSe strand is like the meSSage used to make the the rubber stamp which is like the antisense strand that is replicated to make the SenSe strand which is the ..."
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