Saturday, May 10, 2014

new lifeform


Scientists create new lifeform with added DNA base pair
May 9, 2014

(Credit: iStock) Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have engineered a bacterium whose genetic material includes an added pair of DNA “letters” (bases) not found in nature. The research was intended to created new proteins — and even new organisms — that have never existed before. “Life on Earth in all its diversity is encoded by …more…

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