Six-Letter Genetic Code Creates New Life

    | .. .. Uniques life forms are being made in a laboratory a brave new world. genetic for code share twitter facebook reply report genetic science life replies genetic guardian dna synthetic code microbes australia romesberg media genetic on code it six-letter expanded research organisms edition scientists cells years forms genetic go code at six-letter rhysgethin email die living nature biology long adding letters god genetic if code in six-letter work material modified europe asia tech economy environment politics genetic at code to six-letter home create sign wrong times told life-forms change molecule team drugs bases molecules conditions masterclasses genetics prize editor humans molecular carry engineered published proteins | news stories | .. .. |
Beware, science is going down unexplored roads. Bacteria that are semi-synthetic are being created with a six-letter genetic code. New forms of life useful to Man could be on offer.  Hopefully, they will be used in medical treatment. | .. .. not stories news. | .. |
Base six DNA organism
"Normal" life has a base of four letters. Escherichia coli is a bacteria which has a synthetic pair of X and Y blended into it. The six bases stay together despite not conforming to the usual ruling double helix model.  | .. .. | australian| .. .. |   

The E. coli was manipulated to more readily take the pair into its DNA. Also the Y base was made easier for the searching enzymes to find. Bacteria that resisted the pair were selected out to create an ideal "host" E.coli. | .. .. | not. | .. ..

We are a long way from having practical helper organisms. Maybe ten years down the track there will something we can use. Until then it will remain a dream.    | .. .. | not | .. .. |