Assume DNA has the shape of a cylinder. The cross-section is a circle with a diameter of 4 nm. The vertical distance between two base pairs (nucleic acids on opposite DNA strands) is 4 Å. Calculate the volume of a gene which encodes a protein sequence of 1,000 amino acids. Compare this to Schrödinger’s estimate. Are the two results within an order of magnitude?
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