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What is sysynthetic genomics?

What is the difference between genome editing and synthetic biology?

  • In synthetic biology, scientists typically stitch together long stretches of DNA and insert them into an organism's genome. These synthesized pieces of DNA could be genes that are found in other organisms or they could be entirely novel. In genome editing, scientists typically use tools to make smaller changes to the organism's own DNA.

What was the first synthetic genome in history?

  • PCA was used to generate the first synthetic genome in history, that of the Phi X 174 virus. Gibson Assembly Method. The blue arrows represent DNA cassettes, which could be any size, 6 kb each for example.

What is synthetic biology?

  • In synthetic biology, scientists typically stitch together long stretches of DNA and insert them into an organism's genome. These synthesized pieces of DNA could be genes that are found in other organisms or they could be entirely novel.

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