The evolution of our infection-fighting systems may have something to teach modern scientists. That’s what a group from the University of Granada in Spain found when they studied a protein that’s been around for over four billion years. Their work, by senior author José Sánchez-Ruiz and colleagues in the Department of Physical Chemistry, was published in the journal Cell Reports.

All the proteins made by our body start as blueprints in our genes. Our genetic information is coded in our DNA. The genetic sequences there get transcribed (read and processed) into RNA, which then translates the… more

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