Contact: Liz Ahlberg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caption: U. of I. chemists -- professor Scott Silverman, right, and graduate student Jagadeeswaran Chandrasekar -- synthesized a DNA catalyst that can perform a difficult reaction usually catalyzed by the protein enzyme phosphatase.
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