Seems as though there are no takers to solve the puzzle! I hope it was fun if you tried it.
On Friday I introduced the Kozak Consensus Sequence as a way to make the message decryption a bit more interesting. The sequence I provided for section one purposely had a bunch of "start" codons, ATG, to throw you off as you had to find the one ATG with a high strength Kozak. The best Kozak is the three bases ACC before the start codon ATG. So you wanted to find the section that started ACCATG to begin the message with your codon map.
only had one ACCATG so that is where the first section begins and so the complete message is:
remember the start M is not part of the message!
translated we have:
THE WINNING DIGITS ARE
In section two the only trick was to strip out the intronic regions, reassemble the message, and then translate it:
taking out the small lettered introns:
and I stated that the message picks right up from section one, so translated we have:
EIGHT NINE TEN
So if you add the numbers up, 8+9+10=27 would have been the correct solution!
Sorry if this was annoying and not fun.
Have a good night.