Bielefeld’s project at the international iGEM Competition in Boston
The genetic code forms the basis for all life on our planet by regulating the formation of proteins. Extending this code makes it possible to form new proteins. This can produce organisms with new functions that can be used in, for example, medicine. Fourteen students attending different courses at Bielefeld University have taken on the challenge of extending the genetic code for this year’s iGEM Competition in Boston, USA.