Transcription and RNA Processing

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On one of our lecture slides, there is a question. Whether human, worm, or fly, the coding region of a gene is the same size. So, what is the answer? Is it NO? I am a little bit confused.

Actually, it was a statement, not a question. The coding regions in higher eukaryotes are about the same, so the diversity that makes humans more complex than fruit flies has to come from somewhere else. That's where alternative splicing comes in.

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