Reengineering the genetic code: Triplet codon to quadruplet codon
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The standard genetic code consists of three-letter bases or nucleotides. This triplet code system can code for 64 different amino acids (4x4x4) and uses only 20 amino acids in nature to make all the known proteins in a simple cell (42 million protein molecules). However, if we reprogram the code of life to make a quadruplet codon, we can expand the possibility of more amino acids to produce more efficient proteins that can be used to treat a variety of diseases. Recently, Bioengineers have developed quadruplet codons incorporating non-canonical amino acids in vivo into an animal model. This reveals the simple fact that the design of the quadruplet codon requires an intelligent designer or programmer. However, atheists want you to believe that the canonical triple codon does not require a programmer; it simply emerged over billions of years by one lucky chance. Could such irrational thinking let the cat out of atheism?