Researchers in the laboratory of Caltech's Frances Arnold discuss how they persuaded nature to make silicon-carbon bonds. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the Nov. 25, 2016, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by S.B.J. Kan at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., and colleagues was titled, "Directed evolution of cytochrome c for carbon-silicon bond formation: Bringing silicon to life."
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