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DNA Binding Trigger

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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.

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·         Mark Peplow, “The Grasping Claws of DNA,” Nature 430 (2004): 307.

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In 1999, I left my position in R&D at a Fortune 500 company to join Reasons to Believe because I felt the most important thing I could do as a scientist is to communicate to skeptics and believers alike the powerful scientific evidence—evidence that is being uncovered day after day—for God’s existence and the reliability of Scripture. Read more about Dr. Fazale Rana