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Expanding The DNA Alphabet (Abstract)

Updated: Jul 28, 2020

Spotlight Courtesy of the Columbia Science Review, Columbia University

Article By Jenna Everard


Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a molecule many of us may be familiar with, and its notorious structure has starred in countless science classes and magazines. The rise of genetic engineering means scientists are not just modifying the traditional genetic code, they are generating entirely new codes from scratch. With these newly synthesized genetic codes, there is great potential to treat various diseases and disorders. What does this mean for the future of genetics and medicine?

The piece "Expanding The DNA Alphabet," Jenna Everard dives into the exciting yet mysterious world of genetic engineering.

Cover image belongs to Columbia Science Review.

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