a: genetic code ~
b: a wedding vow


"One hypothesis states that the chemical afinity between codons and amino acids formed the basis of their functional coupling. If this is true, the genetic code is like a wedding vow, formalizing and reinforcing the existing bonds between amino acid and triplet (in holy matrimony). Biochemical experiments seem to support this idea, but David Johnson and Lei Wang took the analysis to the inside of the cell, where a molecular fossil was waiting to tell its story."

Writer: Johnson, D., & Wang, L. (2010)
Date: Dec 15 2015 4:18 PM

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