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Did you hear that scientist have expanded the genetic code in bacteria?

All living things are made up of four genetic bases. Now, scientists have successfully added two synthetic bases that could generate amino acids with groundbreaking medical applications.
GENETIC CODE EXPANSION

This research could offer up a host of new possibilities for scientists and medical professionals. The four standard DNA bases can be combined to produce 20 amino acids, but adding X and Y would allow as many as 152 to be synthesized. They may one day become foundational components for drugs and materials that are currently unobtainable.
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https://futurism.com/scientists-expanded-genetic-code-bacteria/

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No, I hadn't, and I'm not sure what to think of it.
I get a kick out of these guys that say things are safe. Well, they're safe until they're not.
Mutations occur. They don't have to be convenient, nor does the organism need incentives.
A random mutation either works or it doesn't. It's not like these little guys are plotting a course for their future.

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