With New Venture, Venter Aims to Synthesize Genome | GenomeWeb

Nearly four years after being shown the door at Celera Genomics and creating a family of nonprofits, Craig Venter has founded a new company that aims to create an organism from synthetically crafted and oriented genes.

The company, Synthetic Genomics, is in the process of building a “minimal genome” that can be inserted into the shell of a bacterium, in this case the 517-gene Mycoplasma genitalium, which scientists may eventually genetically engineer to perform specific industrial tasks.

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