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An artificial DNA breakthrough could lead to new treatments.

FOX News Radio's Bill Vitka reports:

For the first time scientists have created an organism containing artificial DNA. The team that achieved the breakthrough is trying to use the technique to develop new antibiotics, vaccines and other medical products. In research published in the journal Nature, they created two additions to the familiar genetic code, inserting them into common bacteria, which then reproduced normally. In effect, the genetic code - was rewritten to add new stories. The work does raise safety concerns. It also bolsters the concept that life can exist elsewhere in the universe using genetics different from that here on Earth.

Bill Vitka, FOX News Radio.