With the development of a new form of DNA, scientists have pushed the boundaries as possible and reflecting our understanding of the basic code that bases all life, including life out- potential intensity.
Researchers at the NASA-funded Institute for Applied Molecular Evolution have created a new form of double DNA helix with four additional nucleotides known as DNA & # 39; hachimoji; (from the Japanese words for eight letters & # 39;).
A DNA code, which contains all biology and chemistry that has been observed by humanity, includes the nucleotides or adenine (A), tymine (T), guanine (letters) G) and cytosin (C).
Now, we have the letters P, B, Z and S & # 39; New artificial, which introduces dozens of new chemical parameters that, in turn, produce thousands of potential genetic templates that did not exist in the foreground.
The technology advocates say, as a species, that we need to experience DNA restrictions to try to predict how far life can evolve.
This will help us to overcome incredible diseases and viruses in the future here on Earth, as well as assist in our search for extra-intensive species elsewhere in the solar system and the wider universe.
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It could also help us store extensive amounts of archival data better than existing silicon storage, thanks to the DNA storage industry, and it could also allow us to re-prescribe life using a different genetic code code, in our effort to build New types of nanostructures.
"By carefully analyzing shaped roles, size and structure in DNA hachimoji, this work expands our understanding of the types of molecules that could store information in alien life in foreign life,"explained pharmacist Steven Benner.
"We can do everything here that is needed for life," Benner added. The researcher's paper was published Thursday in the Science magazine. There are also letters & # 39; expect to prove – K & # 39; a & #;; X, & # 39; creating even more possibilities if they can form fixed double helices.
"An expanded alphabet gives you the chance to make things more, better, stronger, faster in general,"says Andrew Ellington, a biochemist at the University of Texas.
In early tests, RNA researchers emerged from the DNA hachimoji that can ask for tumors and breast cancer cells in a betting dish, which already shows a promise in accelerating detection cancer.
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