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When new nomenclature is presented, it often looks odd to practising biochemists and is not always ap- preciated. Even systems such as the one-letter codes for amino acids, which have been universally adopted, met with some skepticism at first.     R. Cammack Every cell division involves the copying of 6 billion base pairs (bp) of DNA.  F. S. Collins and J. M. Trent Standards for molecular nomenclature are set jointly by the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). The recommendations in this section are based on conventions put forth by the

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