Scientists design living organisms that make chemical bonds not found in nature

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 19:01 in Biology & Nature

Move over, chemists. Thanks to proteins from Icelandic bacteria, scientists at Caltech have managed to coax microbes into making silicon-carbon bonds, a feat that until now has been achieved only by humans in the lab. The findings, published last week in the journal Science, could open the door...

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