Thursday, April 25, 2019
DNA with 4 extra letters Scientist have recently molded a new kind of DNA into its elegant double helix structure and found that it had properties that could support life. Scientist called this new DNA "hatimoji" meaning 8 letters in Japanese.This new DNA has a much greater capacity to store more information.The four new synthetically nucleotide bases : P,B,Z and S in addition to the four natural bases. In addition these new DNA strands must be able to twist into the same three dimensional structure the famed double helix. After Scientist conducted tests they found that these structures do indeed formed the classic double helix.There was one more step its need to be self sustaining and have the ability to survive on there own. Hopefully one day scientist can improve the accuracy and efficiency of replication and transcription into RNA.