someday you can tell your granddroids about this


You can tell your trademarked and enhanced-DNA great-grandchildren that you were alive the first time synthetic DNA controlled a bacterial cell. There are currently easier ways to engineer cells, but creating DNA from scratch probably has a glorious future. It’s a stepping stone along the way to fabulous achievements, utter annihilation of the human race, or some boring balance between those two.  Mazel tov!


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