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Building yeast chromosomes – cheers to that! Scott Beale/Flicke

Making ‘designer genes’ from scratch begins with yeast

Australia is to play a significant role in the quest for artificial life as it joins an international project to create the world’s first synthetic yeast, we can announce today. Under the leadership of…
It won’t look quite like that, though. Josef Stuefer

Bioengineers go retro to build a calculator from living cells

Scientists in the US have developed a calculator from living cells, using old-fashioned analog programming. Their hope is that the technology could be used in the future to program cells to kill cancer…

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