News tagged with amino acids

Proving the genetic code's flexibility

A, C, G and T - stand in for the four chemical bases that store information in DNA. A sequence of these same four letters, repeating in a particular order, genetically defines an organism. Within the genome sequence are shorter, ...

dateMar 31, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Molecular Lego with an encoded blueprint

Nature contains a special kind of Lego brick: biological molecules, peptides to be exact, that can be built together to form a wide range of complex structures. Unlike the popular toy bricks, however, the molecular building ...

dateMar 03, 2016 in Biochemistry
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