A post by Neil Saunders at What You're Doing Is Rather Desperate shows off his coding skills in his "latest BioPerl how-to." He goes through his thought process and resulting programming to determine, given a protein sequence and its exons, how one can map amino acids to their location in the corresponding DNA. Take a gander and evaluate it for yourself.

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