…instead of the four that exist in all of nature.
Because what could it possibly hurt?
Reminds me of this Onion Video
How those actors say those lines without completely losing it I do not know.
I’m not inherently opposed to genetic engineering. But why are scientists fooling around with e coli bacteria? They should be working on making Tauntauns.
Didn’t these people watch Helix?
“Lastly, it’s important to note that, for safety reasons, the unnatural DNA has a built-in safety mechanism; the modified E. coli can only survive if it’s fed certain chemicals required to replicate the DNA.”
Soylent Green, anyone? 🙂
Actually, “Jurassic Park” is what comes to mind…
See! This PROVES that the Catholic Church is ANTI-SCIENCE!!! PROVES IT!
It’s interesting, to say the least, but I suspect they only cleared the first of many hurdles. Adding a base pair to the alphabet and getting it to fit properly in the helix and replicate is one thing. It’s quite another to do something with it, like translation into proteins.