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Synthetic biology

Construction of a yeast chromosome

Nature volume 509, pages 168169 (08 May 2014) | Download Citation

One aim of synthetic biology is to generate complex synthetic organisms. Now, a stage in this process has been achieved in yeast cells — an entire yeast chromosome has been converted to a synthetic sequence in a stepwise manner.

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  1. Daniel G. Gibson and J. Craig Venter are at the J. Craig Venter Institute, La Jolla, California 92037, USA, and at Synthetic Genomics, La Jolla.

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