Hints for Act I, Scene 4: Central Dogma:

Hint 1

L-threonyl-L-leucyl-L-alanine is scattered throughout this puzzle!

Hint 2

The transcription process is divided into three stages — shortening, linking, and gap-filling.

Hint 3

The clues yield three-letter acronyms. The acronyms can be inserted into portions of the DNA ladder. Figure out what goes in the golden gaps and go for gold!