Re: [asa] writing DNA...

From: Nucacids <nucacids@wowway.com>
Date: Fri Sep 26 2008 - 20:08:03 EDT

Venter is lucky with his name. It's cysteine-arginine-alanine-isoleucine-glutamate-valine-glutamate-asparagine-glutamate-arginine.

But since there are 26 letters and only 20 amino acids (actually 22, but let's ignore them), that leaves the following unaccounted for: B, J, O, U, X, Z.

BTW, if you BLAST with the following amino acid sequence, glutamate-leucine-valine-isoleucine-serine, you'll find lots of hits for ELVIS!

- Mike
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Dehler, Bernie
  Cc: asa@calvin.edu
  Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 1:03 PM
  Subject: [asa] writing DNA...

   

  I think one of the most exciting developments in science is the writing of DNA. I just got this news alert regarding Craig Venter and his DNA writing work:

  http://www.newscientist.com/channel/life/gm-food/mg19726413.300-gene-pioneer-signs-his-synthetic-dna-creation.html?feedId=gm-food_rss20

  .Bernie

   

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