Genetics: Synthetic Biology Breakthrough

2010-05-20 Genetics: Synthetic Biology Breakthrough. In the most recent edition of ScienceExpress, Gibson et al. report the creation of a bacterial cell controlled by a chemically synthesized genome. A related News story by E. Pennisi highlights the new work, which involved stepwise creation of a bacterial chromosome and the transfer of it into a related bacterium, where it replaced the native DNA.

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