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DNA Catalysts Do the Work of Protein Enzymes


March 18, 2013

professor Scott Silverman, right, and student University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign chemists have used DNA to do a protein's job, creating opportunities for DNA to find work in more areas of biology, chemistry and medicine than ever before. The researchers published their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Full Story

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