The Science News that Shaped 2019
The Science News that Shaped 2019
A T cell discovery, “hachimoji” DNA, a new species of human, and mounting fears of espionage rounded off the list this year.
The Science News that Shaped 2019
The Science News that Shaped 2019

A T cell discovery, “hachimoji” DNA, a new species of human, and mounting fears of espionage rounded off the list this year.

A T cell discovery, “hachimoji” DNA, a new species of human, and mounting fears of espionage rounded off the list this year.

synthetic DNA
Infographic: Building an Artificial Chromosome
Infographic: Building an Artificial Chromosome
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2019
Integrating a specialized histone into large segments of transgenic DNA enables centromere formation.
Streamlined Artificial Chromosome Creation
Streamlined Artificial Chromosome Creation
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2019
Recruiting an epigenetic instigator of centromere formation into large segments of cloned DNA facilitates their transformation into artificial chromosomes.
Most Extensive Synthetic Genome Project to Date
Most Extensive Synthetic Genome Project to Date
Ashley P. Taylor | May 16, 2019
Study shows the viability of bacteria with human-made, recoded DNA.
Opinion: Ethical Boundaries Needed on the Uses of Synthetic DNA
Opinion: Ethical Boundaries Needed on the Uses of Synthetic DNA
John D. Loike, Robert Pollack | Mar 1, 2019
A newly expanded genetic alphabet that includes four synthetic nucleotides highlights the need for strict boundaries on their use.
DNA’s Coding Power Doubled
DNA’s Coding Power Doubled
Ruth Williams | Feb 21, 2019
All life on Earth uses a genetic code based on four nucleotides. Now, scientists have created one with eight.