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The world's first synthetic yeast

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:34 AM

A UK team is building a synthetic chromosome to be inserted into the world's first synthetic yeast.

Teams worldwide are making the other parts of its genome, which will be assembled to make the yeast strain Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Once complete, new strains of synthetic yeast could help make products such as vaccines, biofuels and chemicals.


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