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http://space.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=mg19325853.200&print=true

their goal is to identify "primes": DNA sequences and chains of amino acids so dangerous to life that they do not exist
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Greg Hampikian, professor of genetics at Boise State University in Idaho, who is leading the project. "There must be some DNA or protein sequences that are not compatible with life, perhaps because they bind some essential cellular component, for example, and have therefore been selected out of circulation. There may also be some that are lethal in some species, but not others. We're looking for those sequences."
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He has already received a $1 million grant from the US Department of Defense to develop a DNA "safety tag"



"Safety tag". Yea, sure....


Best,
Rien.
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