Genome Synthesis Synthetic Biology -- Is Cheaper and Easier Always Better? | GenomeWeb

Over the winter holidays in Nature, Harvard molecular biologist George Church and University of Houston chemist Xiaolian Gao described a new technique for fabricating long strands of nucleotides using microchips that promises to make genome synthesis even more efficient and accurate. For researchers hoping to design functional proteins, pathways, or engineered cells that don’t otherwise exist in nature, this is good news.

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