Scientists Create Synthetic Yeast Chromosome (And Unlock the Future of Beer)

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James Collins, College of Engineering

From pest-resistant corn to creepy glowing fish, genetically engineered organisms are creeping into our lives. But most of today’s GMOs vary marginally from the original animal or plant—there is an addition or deletion of a couple genes, which is like adding or scrubbing a line from Hamlet and calling it a new play…

Expert quote:

“This is a tour-de-force in synthetic biology.”

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