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Submission + - Reprogrammed bacterium speaks new language of life (newscientist.com)

wabrandsma writes: From NewScientist:
A bacterium has had its genome recoded so that the standard language of life no longer applies. Instead, one of its words has been freed up to impart a different meaning, allowing the addition of genetic elements that don't exist in nature.
The work has been described as the first step towards a new biology because the techniques used should open the door to reinventing the meaning of several genetic words simultaneously, potentially creating new types of biomaterials and drugs.

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Reprogrammed bacterium speaks new language of life

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