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Scientists create bacterium capable of replicating with an artificial DNA base pair


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  • Location: Ireland, probably South Tipperary
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  • Location: Ireland, probably South Tipperary

    For billions of years, the history of life has been written with just four letters — A, T, C and G, the labels given to the DNA subunits contained in all organisms. That alphabet has just grown longer, researchers announce, with the creation of a living cell that has two 'foreign' DNA building blocks in its genome.

     

    http://www.nature.com/news/first-life-with-alien-dna-1.15179

     

     

    Fascinating stuff!

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