... to the new web-site for research by Stephen Freeland and those who work with him. We focus on the evolution of genetic coding.
Within biological sciences, the genetic code is the name given to the interface between genes and proteins. Around 3 billion years ago, life on Earth evolved a single standard genetic code that still remains in use by the majority of organisms alive today - from the bacterium E coli to you (the reader), this same underlying system of rules is used to convert genetic information into the proteins that make up living metabolism
- Evolution of genetic codes
For a recent lecture that describes some of our research into the evolution of genetic coding (and the genetically encoded amino acids), see here