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.
 

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