Breaking Down Science, Step by Step
Breaking Down Science, Step by Step

Expanding the Genetic Alphabet in Under 9 minutes

Recently researchers created a new organism bearing a genetic code with 6 nucleotides instead of the traditional four. I explore how they did it, and how they proved they did it.

For those of you who want to know the kind of discussion that followed this paper, I made an additional video highlighting the various criticisms of the paper raised during Microbiology Twitter Journal Club, what the future may hold for this research an the various obstacles that currently stand in the way.


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