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Extra letters added to DNA
« on: January 24, 2017, 11:25:59 PM »
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Scientists have created bacteria that thrive using an expanded "genetic alphabet".
The blueprint for all life forms on Earth is written in a code consisting of four "letters": A, T, C and G, which pair up in the DNA double helix.
But the lab organism has been modified to use an additional two, giving it a genetic code of six letters.
Researchers hope the work could lead to bugs that can help manufacture new classes of drugs to treat disease.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38737693
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Re: Extra letters added to DNA
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2017, 01:44:39 AM »
Oh portugal this armadillo, bound to end in super mutant diseases. Don't these people watch any horror films?