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Independent writer/trader/investor whose primary interests are in the stem cell and biotech arena. Secondary interest is in oil/energy speculation. There’s an option to follow me at the top of any article I write. Click it and you’ll also see an option to get real time alerts.  Read on desktop... More
  • Newly Expanded Genetic Code 1 comment
    May 8, 2014 7:17 PM

    The following is a major development I simply want to pass on to others that may not have seen it:

    Scientists Add Letters to DNA's Alphabet, Raising Hope and Fear

    By ANDREW POLLACKMAY 7, 2014

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/08/business/researchers-report-breakthrough-in-creating-artificial-genetic-code.html?hp&_r=0

    DNA 2.0. By adding a new base pair, X and Y, to DNA's A-T and G-C pairs, researchers will enable organisms to build proteins from as many as 172 different amino acids.

    ...the newly expanded genetic code opens the door for synthetic biologists to create microbes capable of building their proteins out of as many as 172 different amino acids, both natural and artificial-a potential boon to drug and materials developers.

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  • Pman701
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    Thanks Karin. What a fascinating field this is. Sure wish this lawsuit thing would be done with though so they can focus more resources on what they do!!
    12 May 2014, 11:32 AM Reply Like
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