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Scientists made a living cell entirely controlled by synthetic DNA

By Damir Beciri
2 June 2010

mycoplasma-mycoides-jcvi-syn-1-0-2Although the potential benefits of the technology could have have been over-stated, and it could introduce the dangers posed by synthetic organisms, it is a scientific landmark that deserved to become an article in our archive. Scientists in the US have succeeded in developing the first living cell to be controlled entirely by synthetic DNA…. »