Scientists Have Artificially Replicated 3 Key Components of DNA and RNA

Trying to get to the bottom of life, NASA scientists have reproduced cytosine, thymine, and uracil – three key components of life found in both DNA and RNA in a laboratory in Moffett Field, California.

“We have demonstrated for the first time that we can make uracil, cytosine, and thymine, all three components of RNA and DNA, non-biologically in a laboratory under conditions found in space,” said Michel Nuevo, research scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center.RNA-comparedto-DNA_thymineAndUracilCorrected

Scientists in space-like conditions lab deposited an ice sample containing pyrimidine on a cold substrate to discover that such approach produces these essential ingredients of life. The molecule pyrimidine is found in meteorites, although scientists still do not know its origin.

By exposing, pyrimidine, a ring-shaped molecule made up of carbon and nitrogen to high-energy ultraviolet (UV) photons from a hydrogen lamp, scientists were able to break chemical bonds in the ice’s molecules into fragments. The broken fragments then reassembled themselves in such a way as to form new compounds, such as uracil, cytosine and thymine.

L-R: Ames scientists Michel Nuevo, Christopher Materese and Scott Sandford reproduce uracil, cytosine, and thymine, three key components of our hereditary material, in the laboratory. (NASA/ Dominic Hart)

NASA also discovered that pyrimidine is much less vulnerable to destruction by radiation if it’s frozen in ice mostly consisting of water, but containing ammonia, methanol or methane.

“The chemistry of ice exposed to ultraviolet radiation may be an important linking step between what goes on in space and what fell to Earth early in its development,” said Christopher Materese, researcher at NASA involved in the experiments, adding that the question of life on Earth is still unanswered.

“Nobody really understands how life got started on Earth. Our experiments suggest that once the Earth formed, many of the building blocks of life were likely present from the beginning. Since we are simulating universal astrophysical conditions, the same is likely wherever planets are formed,” said NASA researcher Scott Sandford.

Source: NASA

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Scientists claim they can make synthetic DNA

“Strands of DNA and RNA are formed by stringing together long chains of molecules called nucleotides. A nucleotide is made up of three chemical components: a phosphate (labeled here in red), a five-carbon sugar group (labeled here in yellow, this can be either a deoxyribose sugar – which gives us the “D” in DNA – or a ribose sugar – hence the “R” in RNA), and one of five standard bases (adenine, guanine, cytosine, thymine or uracil, labeled in blue).

By swapping out artificial molecules in place of any of these chemical components, researchers can actually make synthetic DNA. One of the most commonly created forms of synthetic DNA is XNA, which swaps out the sugar group for any number of artificially produced molecules. Just last month, researchers succeeded in creating a genetic system that allowed this XNA to replicate and evolve. And to top it all off, this “alien” XNA is actually stronger than the real thing.”

Read More:  XNA – The First Synthetic DNA that Acts like the Real Thing


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