Venter Center's Synthetic Biology Goal Gains Traction in Game of Musical Genomes | GenomeWeb
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute have transplanted an entire genome from one bacterial cell into the cell of another bacterium in what could be a significant milestone in synthetic genomics.
 
In a conference call with reporters yesterday, Venter and JCVI colleagues described how they transferred the genome, a breakthrough that could eventually lead to the creation of new and man-made organisms.
 

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.

An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.

The San people of Africa have drawn up a code of conduct for researchers, according to the Conversation.

In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.