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Synthetic biology

A yeast for all reasons

Scientists have begun to overhaul a yeast's genome to make it more stable, engineerable and evolvable. Remarkably, the part-natural, part-synthetic yeast cells function and reproduce without obvious ill effects. See Letter p.471

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Enyeart, P., Ellington, A. A yeast for all reasons. Nature 477, 413–414 (2011).

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