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On May 7, 2014, the Floyd Romesberg lab published in Nature the first example of the in vivo replication of a synthetic DNA base pair to expand the genetic alphabet.

“The ability to incorporate and replicate a synthetic DNA base pair in vivo means that we have, for the first time, expanded the genetic alphabet to increase the amount of information that can be stored in DNA.”

“This shows that other solutions to storing information are possible and, of course, takes us closer to an expanded-DNA biology that will have many exciting application – from new medicines to new kinds of nanotechnology,” said Floyd Romesberg, Ph.D., co-founder of Synthorx and associate professor at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI).

Read the press release.

Learn more about the technology and applications.

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