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TED Talks: Season 2018

2018x334 Floyd E. Romesberg: The radical possibilities of man-made DNA
TV-PG

  • 2018-11-26T05:00:00+00:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Every cell that's ever lived has been the result of the four-letter genetic alphabet: A, T, C and G — the basic units of DNA. But now that's changed. In a visionary talk, synthetic biologist Floyd E. Romesberg introduces us to the first living organisms created with six-letter DNA — the four natural letters plus two new man-made ones, X and Y — and explores how this breakthrough could challenge our basic understanding of nature's design.

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