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German biochemists discovered an amazing biochemical machine that controls the concentration of a-thrombin, the human blood-clotting factor. The machine is a short piece of DNA that in combination with another short piece of DNA can either strongly bind or release a-thrombin through activating or deactivating a claw-like structure. The exquisite and efficient design of these molecules points to a supernatural Creator.
· Wendy U, Dittmer, Andreas Reuter, and Friedrich C. Simmel, “A DNA-Based Machine That Can Cyclically Bind and Release Thrombin,” Angewandte Chemie International Edition 43 (2004): 3550-53.
· http:// www.wiley-vch.de/contents/pr.php?opfi=/jc_2002/200427.html
· Mark Peplow, “The Grasping Claws of DNA,” Nature 430 (2004): 307.
· http:// www.nature.com/cgi-taf/DynaPage.taf?file=/nature/journal/v430/n6997/index.html; doi:10.1038/430307b
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