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TNRTB Classic: Optimizing the Genetic Code

In my book The Cell’s Design, I illustrate how optimization indicates intelligent design. That is, when humans create objects and/or systems, they optimize their creations to handle trade-offs. 

Likewise, optimization is a characteristic feature of natural biochemical systems. A few days ago I wrote about the optimization of protein structure and lifetimes; but this optimization is not limited to proteins. Along with DNA structure and a variety of metabolic processes, the genetic code also displays optimization. Check out the articles listed below for details on the optimization of the genetic code.

Subjects: Biochemical Design

Dr. Fazale Rana

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