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Recent Findings from Molecular Biology Laboratory Provides New Insights into Biotechnology (Towards XNA nanotechnology: new materials from synthetic...

July 9, 2014



Recent Findings from Molecular Biology Laboratory Provides New Insights into Biotechnology (Towards XNA nanotechnology: new materials from synthetic genetic polymers)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Current study results on Technology have been published. According to news reporting out of Cambridge, United Kingdom, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Nucleic acids display remarkable properties beyond information storage and propagation. The well-understood base pairing rules have enabled nucleic acids to be assembled into nanostructures of ever increasing complexity."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Molecular Biology Laboratory, "Although nanostructures can be constructed using other building blocks, including peptides and lipids, it is the capacity to evolve that sets nucleic acids apart from all other nanoscale building materials. Nonetheless, the poor chemical and biological stability of DNA and RNA constrain their applications. Recent advances in nucleic acid chemistry and polymerase engineering enable the synthesis, replication, and evolution of a range of synthetic genetic polymers (XNAs) with improved chemical and biological stability."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "We discuss the impact of this technology on the generation of XNA ligands, enzymes, and nanostructures with tailor-made chemistry."

For more information on this research see: Towards XNA nanotechnology: new materials from synthetic genetic polymers. Trends in Biotechnology, 2014;32(6):321-328. Trends in Biotechnology can be contacted at: Elsevier Science London, 84 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8RR, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Trends in Biotechnology - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/405917)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting V.B. Pinheiro, MRC, Mol Biol Lab, Cambridge CB2 0QH, United Kingdom (see also Technology).

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Genetics, Cambridge, Chemicals, Chemistry, Technology, United Kingdom

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