Scientists Move Closer to Inventing Artificial Life

National Geographic: In a biological first, an international team has inserted a man-made chromosome into brewer's yeast, producing a life form that thrives and successfully passes the designer genes on to its offspring. The "synthetic" biology advance-the first synthesis of a working artificial chromosome in an organism more complex than a bacterium-opens the door wider to man-made microbes that may someday be designed to manufacture better fuels, food, and medicines. elated: "Rewiring Life: Learning About Synthetic......

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