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Xenome

Imperatively, such components should be completely hazardless for their surrounding by their inability to genetically spread into existing ecosystems. As the natural genetic code for all life on our planet is solely recognized in the form of DNA and RNA polymers, a robust approach is being development of a truly orthogonal nucleic acid which is chemically distinct from DNA and RNA, but which can harbour structural and/or sequence information that is essential for the viability and phenotype of the cell. Obviously, such a “xeno”-nucleic acid (XNA) will be genetically inert, unless it can be accommodated by artificially evolved enzymes and synthesized from its xeno-nucleotide (XN) precursors. The latter, however, are not present in nature and need to be chemically synthesized and explicitly provided to the cell.

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iSSB
CNRS FRE3561 - UEVE - GENOPOLE 

5 rue Henri Desbruères
Genopole Campus 1, Bât. 6
F-91030 ÉVRY CEDEX, FRANCE

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Phone: +33(0)1 69 47 44 30
Fax: +33(0)1 69 47 44 37

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Longitude: E 2° 27' 4''
Latitude: N 48° 37' 7''

 


News

 iSSB will participate in the National Science Festival. Please see the activities organized by Genopole and the University of Evry, from October 10 to October 16, 2017.

 The iGEM-Evry 2016 team, with his project Let's PLAy! will try to produce a bioplastic ready to be used for biomedical applications and 3D printing.

Thematic Research School "advances in Systems & Synthetic Biology" (aSSB): March 13-17, 2017 in Lyon.

  Based on publications in synthetic biology, an independent study (Nov 2015) found that iSSB ranks 3rd lab in Europe and 9th in the world, despite a comparatively small size.

  The European Experience 2016!  The teams iGEM Evry and iGEM IONIS have organized together a thrilling meeting week-end, gathering students from all Europe.