Meet the microbe that breaks the "universal rule" of DNA

In a similar way to the binary code of ones and zeroes that tell a computer program what to do, living cells follow instructions encoded in DNA to construct organisms. It’s long been thought that any given DNA sequence would always create the same protein every time a sequence is read out by the cell, but now researchers have found the first exception to this “universal rule,” in a species of yeast that chooses between two different translations each time…
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Amino Acids

DNA

Max Planck Institute

Micro-organisms

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University of Bath

Yeast

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