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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

More to DNA Than First Thought
"Canadian researchers have unraveled a genetic 'code within a code' that helps explain how the instructions for building complex organisms, like humans, can be found in a small number of genes.

University of Toronto scientists Brendan Frey and Benjamin Blencowe said they have found a hidden code in DNA that helps explain how a small number of genes can contain instructions for a larger number of proteins and structures.

Frey said their work is the result of a close collaboration between computer scientists and experimental biologists."

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