Originally posted by sonhouse
Two letters added to the normal A, T, C, G.
This is fundamental research with astounding implications.
The day is coming when the letters that write our genetic code would be artificially replaced with better ones less prone to damage or mutation and our DNA would be replaced with a better kind of genetic material.
The DNA codon set and the genetic language our cells use would also certainly be replaced because just doing that will give us instant immunity to all naturally occurring viruses.