RNA transcription proceeds 5'3'
Note that the DNA template for transcription is
oriented in the antiparallel direction with respect to the new
RNA molecule. RNA Synthesis takes places 5'3'.
DO NOT think of this
process as 'DNA is read 3' to 5'.
Figure © 2012 TA Brown, Introduction
to Genetics (1st ed.); additional
text © 2014 by Steven M. Carr