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Artificial DNA Molecules Synthesized — No Discernible Use for U.S. Economic Crisis

Posted by invizweb on July 8, 2008

Thanks to Ben @ Disinfo

Courtesy of Masahiko Inouye for Science Daily:

Chemists in Japan report development of the world’s first DNA molecule made almost entirely of artificial parts. The finding could lead to improvements in gene therapy, futuristic nano-sized computers, and other high-tech advances, they say.

In the new study, Masahiko Inouye and colleagues point out that scientists have tried for years to develop artificial versions of DNA in order to extend its amazing information storage capabilities.

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