During the past 20 years, Dr Eric Daiter has successfully helped thousands of couples that have suffered through the grief and emotional trauma of a pregnancy loss. If you have questions about miscarriage or you just want to find a compassionate infertility specialist to guide you, Dr Eric Daiter would be happy to help (in his Edison, NJ office or on the telephone). It is easy, just call us at 908 226 0250 to set up an appointment (leave a message with your name and number if we are unable to get to the phone and someone will call you back).
"I always try to be available for my patients since I do understand the pain and frustration associated with fertility problems or endometriosis."
"I understand that the economy is very tough and insurance companies do not cover a lot of the services that might help you. I always try to minimize your out of pocket cost while encouraging the most successful and effective treatments available."
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The Molecules of Heredity
DNA is a very long molecule composed of “deoxyribonucleotides,” each of which contains one of four possible kinds of bases joined to a sugar phosphate backbone. James Watson and Francis Crick discovered (1953) the overall 3D structure of DNA backbone to be a double helix and that the precise sequence of bases within the strands (chains) of DNA are what carry genetic information. The four bases of DNA are cytosine (C), thymine (T), adenine (A), and guanine (G).
The genetic information that is stored within DNA is (ultimately) transmitted to determine the production of specific proteins. DNA strands act as templates from which (specific complementary) messenger RNA (mRNA) strands are produced. RNA bases are the same as those for DNA, except that uracil (U) replaces thymine. A sequence of three RNA bases is called a “codon,” each of which then specifies a particular amino acid. The codons of mRNA are read sequentially to produce specific proteins (composed of a series of amino acids).
A gene is a segment of DNA that directs the formation of a particular protein. Genes normally occupy specific locations on particular chromosomes.