NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Scientists from genetics, genome engineering, and synthetic biology along with business and technology advocates have proposed a new, large-scale, collaborative project to synthesize entire genomes, including a genome for a human cell line.

Pointing to the success of the Human Genome Project (HGP) in accelerating DNA sequencing and analysis, the 25 individuals positioned their project as the successor to that endeavor, a so-called "HGP-write" to naturally follow the completed "HGP-read."

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