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  • Study offers insight into the origin of the genetic code, team reports

    From left, graduate student Derek Caetano-Anolls, crop sciences and Institute for Genomic Biology professor Gustavo Caetano-Anolls and senior bioinformatician Minglei Wang report that the emergence of the genetic code corresponds to the advent of protein flexibility.

    From left, graduate student Derek Caetano-Anolls, crop sciences and Institute for Genomic Biology professor Gustavo Caetano-Anolls and senior bioinformatician Minglei Wang report that the emergence of the genetic code corresponds to the advent of protein flexibility.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • To reach Gustavo Caetano-Anollés, call 217-333-8172;
    email gca@illinois.edu. The paper, “Structural Phylogenomics Retrodicts the Origin of the Genetic Code and Uncovers the Impact of Protein Flexibility,” is available online.