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A bacterium that can read man-made DNA - The Economist

Posted By BioSocrates on synthetic biology - The EconomistA bacterium that can read man-made DNAThe EconomistALL life on Earth uses the same four chemical letters, known as bases, to store genetic information in the form of DNA. Three bases form a codon, a genetic “word” that represents one of 20 natural amino acids. A string of codons can be read by the ...DNA 2.0: Partly synthetic bacteria contain never-seen-before genetic 'letters'The Japan Times“Alien” DNA Makes Proteins in Living Cells for The First TimeScientific AmericanScientists Train Bacteria To Build Unnatural ProteinsNPRWashington Post -MIT Technology Review -Cosmos -The Scripps Research Instituteall 27 news articles »