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Bringing silicon to life: Scientists persuade nature to make silicon-carbon bonds

A new study is the first to show that living organisms can be persuaded to make silicon-carbon bonds–something only chemists had done before. Scientists have “bred” a bacterial protein to have the ability to make the human-made bonds–a finding that has applications in several industries.

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