synthetic genomics

The New Yeast

Researchers are working on re-making the yeast genome from scratch, according to the Associated Press.

To Make a Genome

The Genome Project-Write researchers are meeting again, but ScienceInsider notes that the effort is lacking funds.

The company, which is collaborating with Myeloma Crowd, will use the newly-licensed minicircle DNA technology to develop therapies for multiple myeloma.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: a suite of studies from the Synthetic Yeast genome Project.

International research teams collaborated to create five fully functioning synthetic yeast chromosomes, taking them one step closer to a whole synthetic genome.

The collaborators hope initial research in canines can be a proving ground for synthetic viruses designed to kill particular tumors, perhaps even in humans.

Harvard's George Church discusses HGP-write with the Journal of the American Medical Association.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: effort to reduce E. coli genome, and more.

Mycoplasma mycoides

A new study in Scientific Reports describes how scientists were able to replace an entire gene in a bacterial genome to study its function.

The Scientist traces the career path of the J. Craig Venter Institute's Clyde Hutchinson.

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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.