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Microbe breaks 'universal' DNA rule by using two different translations

20:00 EDT 13 Jun 2018 | AAAS

(University of Bath) DNA is often referred to as the blueprint for life, however scientists have for the first time discovered a microbe that uses two different translations of the DNA code at random. This unexpected finding breaks what was thought to be a universal rule, since the proteins from this microbe cannot be fully predicted from the DNA sequence.

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