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DNA writing technologies moving toward synthetic genomes

As new technologies hit the market, synthetic DNA is available faster and cheaper than ever before. Regulators are preparing to step in to limit opportunities for misuse.

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Fig. 1: Enzymatic synthesis and modification of high molecular weight DNA using terminal deoxynucleotide transferase.


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Seydel, C. DNA writing technologies moving toward synthetic genomes. Nat Biotechnol 41, 1504–1509 (2023).

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