Scientists have engineered the first ever ‘semi-synthetic’ organisms with an expanded, six-letter genetic code. Every living thing on Earth is formed according to a DNA code made up of four bases (represented by the letters G, T, C and A), these modified organisms carry an entirely new type of DNA, with two additional DNA bases, X and Y, nestled in their genetic code.
The solar-powered, uncrewed vehicle, which looks like a miniature, windowless space shuttle, is the fourth X-37B flight since the Air Force inherited the craft’s design specs from NASA and DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency) in 2006.
In her own studies of nearly 20 years, Vuckovic has focused on one aspect of the challenge: creating new types of quantum computer chips that would become the building blocks of future systems.
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