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Raw material for new genes

Every region of DNA codes for a gene. Well, not quite. Although an organism's genome contains some regions that are read and transcribed into RNA, many of those do not give rise to functional genes. Scientists at the Max ...

dateMar 08, 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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