JCVI Researchers Create Synthetic Mouse Mitochondrial Genome | GenomeWeb

By Andrea Anderson

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A team of researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute has created the first synthetic organellar genome, using a method called isothermal DNA assembly to construct a synthetic mouse mitochondrial genome from hundreds of overlapping oligonucleotides.

The work, published online yesterday in Nature Methods, is the latest in a series of synthetic biology achievements by the group.

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