Directed Evolution

Directed evolution is a method used in protein engineering to harness the power of natural selection to evolve proteins or nucleic acids with desirable properties not found in nature.

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Expanded Genetic Code - Directed Evolution
... This orthologous set can then be mutated and screened through directed evolution to accept a different, even novel, amino acid ...
Directed Evolution - Uses
... Most directed evolution projects seek to evolve properties that are useful to humans in an agricultural, medical or industrial context (biocatalysis) ...

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