NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute demonstrated online in Science today that they were again able to transplant the genome of one bacterial species into another — this time with a brief stopover in yeast.

The team cloned the Mycoplasma mycoides genome into a yeast centromeric vector and transformed it into yeast, where they tweaked the sequence before transplanting it into M. capricolum.

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