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The radical possibilities of man-made DNA | Floyd E. Romesberg

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The radical possibilities of man-made DNA | Floyd E. Romesberg

The radical possibilities of man-made DNA | Floyd E. Romesberg

Every cell that's ever lived has been the result of the four-letter genetic alphabet: A, T, C and G -- the basic units of DNA.

But now that's changed.

In a visionary talk, synthetic biologist Floyd E.

Romesberg introduces us to the first living organisms created with six-letter DNA -- the four natural letters plus two new man-made ones, X and Y -- and explores how this breakthrough could challenge our basic understanding of nature's design.

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