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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    15 May '14 14:12
    http://scitechdaily.com/scientists-engineer-first-living-organism-expanded-genetic-alphabet/


    Two letters added to the normal A, T, C, G.

    This is fundamental research with astounding implications.
  2. 15 May '14 15:50
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://scitechdaily.com/scientists-engineer-first-living-organism-expanded-genetic-alphabet/


    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.
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    15 May '14 19:32
    Originally posted by humy
    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.
    That would be a new dawn for humanity, assuming we survive the next couple of centuries.