Dr Craig Venter Announces First Synthetic Living Cell

April 13, 2011 · 25 comments

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Scientists in the US have succeeded in developing the first synthetic living cell. The researchers constructed a bacterium’s “genetic software” and transplanted it into a host cell. Dr Craig Venter, of the J Craig Venter Institute, explained how they created what he described as “the first species…. to have its parents be a computer”. news.bbc.co.uk

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