New approach to rewriting bacteria’s genetic code could lead to novel medicines

by Robert F. Service

Virtually all living organisms construct their proteins from combinations of 20 different amino acids. To add new amino acids to the mix, scientists have re-engineered genes and other bits of protein-building machinery, resulting in proteins with unique chemical properties useful in making drugs. (source:

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