Genetic Code Has Double Meaning

December 12, 2013 7:20 PM

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Genetic Code Has Double Meaning

A team of researchers have made the discovery that the genetic code used by DNA to store information actually contains a double meaning, with the second set of coded information having major implications for how scientists read and interpret the instructions within it. According to the authors of this study, this fascinating find could help them to better understand both disease and health.

DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is present in the cells of all humans, as well as almost every other living organism. It contains the information for building and maintaining an organism in the form of a chemical code. Four basic chemical bases – adenine, guanine, cytosine and thymine – are strung ...

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