How is it possible to have thousands of different proteins when there are only 20 different amino acids?

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how is it possible to have 1000 of different protein when there are only 20 different amino acids?
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Protein is made up of building blocks called amino acids. The amino acids are like the alphabet. There are 26 different letters, yet we can make more than a thousand different words from those letters. So there are 20 different amino acids, yet there are over a thousand different proteins.

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