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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Scott Silverman and Jagadeeswaran Chandrasekar, 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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