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image: Six-Letter DNA Alphabet Produces Proteins in Cells

Six-Letter DNA Alphabet Produces Proteins in Cells

By Ruth Williams | November 29, 2017

Transcription and translation of DNA containing synthetic base pairs becomes a reality in living cells.


image: More Lab-Made Nucleotides

More Lab-Made Nucleotides

By Kerry Grens | June 8, 2015

Artificial bases that act like the real deal can be designed to bind specifically to tumor cells.


image: Unnatural Base Pair Replication

Unnatural Base Pair Replication

By Sabrina Richards | June 6, 2012

New crystallography images show that artificial DNA bases take on a surprisingly normal geometry when bound by polymerase.

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