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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.

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Figure 1: Stitching together artificial genomes.

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Holt, R. Synthetic genomes brought closer to life. Nat Biotechnol 26, 296–297 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt0308-296

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