Augmenting the Genetic Alphabet
For the first time, synthetic DNA base pairs are replicated within living bacteria.
Scary? Perhaps, but going down this path opens up a revolution in biotech that makes what has come before look like the difference between the stone age and the industrial revolution. It was thinking about stuff like this that got me interested in biochemistry in the first place (how I wound up a programmer is something I often wonder about). It is a short article, give it a read…