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Breakthrough: new letters in the alphabet of life

09 May 2014 | By Inserm (Newsroom) | International

In an article published yesterday in the journal Nature, an American team led by Floyd Romesberg (Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California) explains how it succeeded in integrating two new DNA bases into the genetic code of a bacterium. Their breakthrough is that the bacterium retains these genetic modifications during replication.

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