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 © 2012 by Steven M. Carr