New Scientist reports on research out of Boise State University, where Greg Hampikian is heading up a project to track DNA sequences that don't appear in nature. (Yep, you read that right.) "Their goal is to identify 'primes': DNA sequences and chains of amino acids so dangerous to life that they do not exist," according to the article.

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