If you’re worried about GMOs, prepare yourself for something more powerful and unnatural. Biotech relies on understanding biology, chemistry, and particularly DNA. DNA is nothing more than an amazing molecule built from four other molecules symbolized by A, G, C, & T. Those four molecules define all of life as we know it. For some researchers, that’s not enough. They are creating new DNA by 1) rearranging AGCT as usual, and 2) adding more molecules that have never been part of life. This gives the researchers and developers far more options, effectively creating artificial life that was never part of the evolutionary chain. Great promise. Great unknowns.
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