Last Thursday, the J. Craig Venter genomics research institute announced that it has created the first organism with a manmade genome, offering a potential breakthrough in our understanding how complex life first emerged.
A team of scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute announced that they have successfully created a living organism with a completely synthetic genome.
Scientists have created an artificial genome and inserted it into a bacteria cell, creating the first synthetic life. The goal of the project is to design microbes for energy or health applications.
A genome firm says it changed one bacterium species into another by transferring DNA 'software.'