Thursday, January 09, 2020

The "Secrets of Life" got even more complicated: DNA doesn't hold all the cards.

Something Encodes Our Genetics Besides DNA” by Riddle.

The video explains the bridge from RNA to DNA in biology, and notes that DNA helices contain combinations of just four nucleic acids.

But research shows that many other (over 1000) amino acids besides these four might have worked, and might occur on other planets.

The video also explains how a “living computer” could be constructed from DNA based on other amino acids that would have almost infinite storage and might last much longer than conventional hard drives or even solid state drives.

Video title: "Secrets of Life" was a Disney documentary in the late 1950s. 

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