Scientists Build Yeast Chromosome from Scratch

Scientists Build Yeast Chromosome from Scratch

Researchers have built a complex chromosome from scratch and shown that it works normally by transplanting it into a healthy organism.

The international team used a computer to redesign one of the chromosomes found in brewer’s yeast, recreating the thread-like structure piece by piece in the laboratory.

In a project that took seven years, the scientists streamlined the chromosome by removing non-essential genes and replacing them with fresh DNA to produce new strains of yeast.

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