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The Desktop Gene Machine

All I want for Christmas is an organism I can make my own<p>The momentum of developments in bioengineering has left life scientists breathless. CRISPR, the gene editing tech that has been adopted almost universally among biotech labs, has been stealing all the headlines with talk of designer babies. …

Pharmaceutical enzymes

Pharmaceutical enzymes<br>Enzymes are protein-biological catalysts that speed up chemical reactions in living organisms. Enzymes are fundamental to all biological processes. Typically enzymes bind a substrate in a well confined binding pocket which stabilizes the intermediate state that the substrate has to assume during its conversion into the product of the enzymatic reaction. Enzymes come in all shapes and forms and catalyze all biological processes, including protein synthesis and degradation, …

Protein Synthesis

Protein Synthesis<p>Protein synthesis is simply the "making of proteins." Although the term itself is easy to understand, the multiple steps that a cell in a plant or animal must go through are not. In order to make even one protein, the body must seek the aid of messenger RNA, transfer RNA, DNA, amino acids, ribosomes, and multiple enzymes. So that this process does not become too overwhelming, let's first go over some of the basics.<p>What is a Protein?<p>A protein is simply a long chain of amino …