Synthetic DNA:Writing with the letters of life

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Synthetic DNA strands of megabasepair size are about to revolutionise biotechnology. Genes and gene clusters, even artificial chromosomes and viral and bacterial genomes can be synthesized today. The potential for biological research, biomedicine, and biotechnology appears to be boundless: tedious procedures of genetic engineering are becoming obsolete and the programming of cells, e.g. for the rational design of biosynthetic pathways, is tremendously facilitated. Moreover, the de novo construction of complete micro-organisms - already technically feasible - should come within reach.




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Überblick: Synthetische DNA - Forscher schreiben mit den Buchstaben des Lebens

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