Expanded genetic alphabet could allow for the production of new protein-based drugs.
Could life have evolved differently? A germ with “unnatural” DNA letters suggests the answer is yes.
Scientists have created a synthetic organism that possesses only the genes it needs to survive. But they have no idea what roughly a third of those genes do.
New research concludes that human lifespan has already reached its peak of 125 years. The research does not take into account synthetic biology and advancements in biotech that could extend lifespans further.