First creation of artificial ‘eukaryotic’ chromosome

You don’t have to be amazing at science to understand this article! It reports that scientists have created the first artificial ‘eukaryotic’ chromosome which although this time was yeast could in the future be other “eukaryotes” such as plants, animals and humans.

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Research on artificial chromosomes could lead to the creation of organisms designed to churn out useful chemicals, drugs or biofuels. Basically this might mean cures for illnesses and diseases or creation of special biofuels which help us meet our energy needs.

Designer chromosomes – one step towards creating human chromosomes

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