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Adding BRAND-NEW Amino Acids to Life!

Adding BRAND-NEW Amino Acids to Life!

Another episode of Brainstorm, presented by Q Dragon.

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This week on Brainstorm, our top story again comes from the world of biotechnology. A team from the Scripps Research Institute as opened up a new frontier in synthetic biology by adding unnatural amino acids to the genome of eukaryotic yeast. For more details on how they did it watch the episode! In other news, a new type of blood stem cell may save the lives of patients depleted of blood clotting platelets. And some study and genetic manipulation of lignin in plants may lead to economically viable biofuels from cellulose.

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