Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Synthetic genomes brought closer to life

An entire bacterial genome has been reconstructed by stitching together chemically synthesized DNA fragments, bringing the prospect of an artificial living organism one step closer. Full story @ Nature Biotechnology

The actual paper by Gibson et al detailing the process of obtaining a synthetic genome.

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There is an interesting talk by Craig Venter on TED. He talked about the project they working on building a synthetic chromosome.
here is the link:
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