How to digest a DNA sequence with 2 restriction enzymes to insert into a plasmid cut by the same enzymes?

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I must produce a protein JuicyJoy using recombinant DNA methods. JuicyJoy is a small polypeptide (~50 amino acids). The given DNA sequence (with the polypeptide in bold font) is as follows:


The challenge is to manipulate the coding sequence so I can express the gene in E. coli and start making JuicyJoy. I have an expression vector that contains the gene for beta galactosidase (and associated regulatory elements) into which foreign genes are cloned. The result is a fusion protein consisting of several amino acid residues of beta galactosidase linked to the amino acids specified by the foreign gene. Insertion sites for foreign DNA are defined by restriction sites within the galactosidase gene for the restriction enzymes Eco R1, a Bam H1, and Pst 1, all of which are in the proper reading frame for translation. Of course, any foreign gene inserted into one of these sites must also be inserted not only in the correct reading frame but also in the correct orientation for proper translation of the protein product. The most efficient subcloning of the gene occurs when the gene can only be inserted into the vector in one orientation as opposed to being inserted in both forward and backwards fashion (i.e. in a way that only allows the 5'end of the gene to be inserted into the vector in the appropriate orientation).

How do I go about completing this challenge?

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