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Synthetic genome successfully transplanted into cell

Scientists have created the first cell controlled by a synthetic genome, a feat that will allow researchers to probe the basic machinery of life and to engineer custom-designed bacteria. Study leader Craig Venter, of the J. Craig Venter Institute, has published details of the work in the journal Science. Venter’s research team had already chemically […]

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Researchers get amped over artificial electric eel cells

Researchers at Yale University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) believe that by applying modern engineering design tools to one of the basic units of life, artificial cells could be built that not only replicate the electrical behavior of electric eel cells but in fact improve on them. These artificial versions of […]

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Scientists Manufacture Synthetic Collagen

Readers might associate collagen with a celebrity’s pumped up, pouty lips, but aside from being a superficial beauty option, collagen is one of the most important structural proteins used by the human body. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find any tissue in the body that does not rely on collagen, which is what […]

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