The Synthetic Surge

Researchers at the University of Nottingham are leading an international team of synthetic biologists in a project that could prove the field's importance, reports Popular Science's Clay Dillow. The group is trying to create a "reprogrammable cell that can act as the in vivo cell equivalent to a computer's operating system," Dillow says.

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