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In early online publication in Science, scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute led by Sanjay Vashee report cloning a bacterial genome in yeast. Their work cloned a modified Mycoplasma mycoides genome inside a yeast cell as a plasmid, and then transferred that to a Mycoplama capricolum and watched it divide into a viable M. mycoides cell.

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