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Craig Venter Institute Creates First Synthetic Cell; Paves Way to New Wave of Biomaterials

4:54 AM MDT | May 25, 2010 | Alex Scott

The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI; San Diego, CA) says it has successfully created a synthetic bacterial cell using laboratory chemicals and knowledge relating to the manipulation of DNA.. The breakthrough is a major accomplishment in biology, sources say, and could have significant technological and ethical implications in years ahead. Applications for the technology are widespread and could include the formation of synthetic cells to generate biofuels, commercial chemicals and pharmaceuticals. JVCI says the publication of its findings is the culmination of 15...

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