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Unnatural Amino Acid Could Prove Boon for Protein Therapeutics

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Science  01 Apr 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5718, pp. 44
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5718.44a

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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA-- In this biotech hotbed, biological chemistry was front and center at the 229th national meeting of the American Chemical Society from 12-16 March. Researchers showed that they could precisely control the behavior of protein drugs by inserting unnatural amino acid into proteins.