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30 March 2023

Aptamer 2023, held in Oxford, UK on March 29-30, 2023, featured Professor Ichiro Hirao as a keynote speaker. Professor Hirao discussed the advanced ExSELEX technique for generating high-affinity, six-letter DNA aptamers through the expansion of the genetic alphabet. <Speakers in Aptamer 2023>

08 March 2023

Handbook of Chemical Biology of Nucleic Acids, Published in 2023 by Springer Nature has included a chapter on the “Genetic Alphabet Expansion of Nucleic Acids”, authored by our COO, Michiko Kimoto and our CSO, Ichiro Hirao. <Read more>

13 January 2023

Our paper (Oh, J. et al. Nature Commun, 2023) presents how T7 RNA polymerase can identify and integrate our unnatural Ds and Pa base pairs into RNA. This discovery advances the capabilities of genetic engineering and synthetic biology.

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