noun. With regard to genetics, the procedure whereby the inherited data housed in DNA is transferred to a molecule of messenger RNA, that then directs protein synthesis. The base chain of the mRNA is complementary to that of the coding DNA strand and loyally symbolizes the directions for building the component amino acids of the protein encoded by the gene.

TRANSCRIPTION: "Genetic transcription is discussed more heavily in middle school science courses."
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