Yeast 2.0

Synthetic biology aims to redesign and reconstruct biological systems for new, useful end goals.  One of the ambitious projects currently underway is Sc2.0: the design and synthesis of a complete eukaroyotic genome - Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

This collection highlights the experimental work published in Nature Communications on redesigning the Scerevisiae genome along with commentary from the community about the potential applications and implications of this work for synthetic biology, biotechnology and our understanding of the genome. 

A jigsaw of a yeast cell made from genetically modified yeast colonies