(Carnegie Mellon University) The Scientist Magazine has named Janus bases as one of its Top 10 Innovations of 2019. Invented by Carnegie Mellon chemist Danith Ly, Janus bases are used to make two-sided synthetic analogs to DNA and RNA. The molecules can recognize and bind to DNA and RNA under normal physiological conditions, making them a promising platform for treating a wide range of genetic conditions including neurological diseases and muscular dystrophies.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-12/cmu-jba120519.php