Modifying a living genome with genetic equivalent of ‘search and replace’

Posted by on August 18, 2016 6:59 pm
Categories: Science

Researchers have made further progress on the path to fully rewriting the genome of living bacteria. Such a recoded organism, once available, could feature functionality not seen in nature. It could also make the bacteria cultivated in pharmaceutical and other industries immune to viruses, saving billions of dollars of losses due to viral contamination.

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