Biological Sciences

Nutrient availability can cause whole-genome recoding

December 9, 2014

The availability of a trace nutrient can cause genome-wide changes to how organisms encode proteins, report scientists from the University of Chicago in PLoS Biology on Dec. 9. The use of the nutrient – which is produced by bacteria and absorbed in the gut – appears to boost the speed and accuracy of protein production in specific ways. [Read More]
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