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Life after the synthetic cell

Nature asked eight synthetic-biology experts about the implications for science and society of the “synthetic cell” made by the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). The institute's team assembled, modified and implanted a synthesized genome into a DNA-free bacterial shell to make a self-replicating Mycoplasma mycoides.

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Life after the synthetic cell. Nature 465, 422–424 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/465422a

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