Scientists produce synthetic yeast chromosome, with help from Hopkins students

jcollins7The Baltimore Sun
James Collins, College of Engineering

With the help of Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students who spent years stringing bits of DNA together, scientists have built the world’s first synthetic yeast chromosome, which eventually could help the production of drugs, vaccines, biofuels and even beer…

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“This development enables new experiments on genome evolution and highlights our ever-expanding ability to modify and engineer DNA.”

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