Second layer of coding found in DNA

Scientists have discovered a second code within the genetic coding which stores the information of the organism’s genome. It has remained hidden until now because it was effectively written underneath the coding language which was initially decoded.

The ramifications of this discovery could be very big, it could potentially provide major steps forward for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, by helping doctors and scientists understand them better at the genetic level.

I look forward to seeing what future reports are written, based on the new information found from this discovery. Potentially, ideas that we have about diseases might change as we discover aspects to them that we could not previously see, and this could change the way that we look at medicine.

Full article: http://www.washington.edu/news/2013/12/12/scientists-discover-double-meaning-in-genetic-code/

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