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Scientists have developed a new genetic language …, enabling the construction of designer proteins containing a variety of unnatural elements…
…"It is brilliant," …"[It's] a whole new genetic code [that can be used to create] all sorts of different polymers… "
For years, scientists have been working (on) unnatural amino acids - structurally modified amino acids with different physicochemical and biological properties - into proteins.
..."It opens up an era of synthetic biology ..."
Originally posted by DaMod
Did you really have to post this 4 times?
also... This is being discussed here:
Link to Thread
Originally posted by NightFlyer96
Looks like scientists are trying to play God again. We don't even know enough about how life works to do this and we have enough problems in our world as it is - shouldn't we foucs on fixing those things first before playing with cloning and DNA?
..."It opens up an era of synthetic biology where we are truly making synthetic polymers," as opposed to just "tweaking and tinkering" with an existing protein.
…Tom Muir of The Rockefeller University, …agreed ... "This could open the floodgates to all manner of exciting applications."