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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