UC San Diego leads initiative aiming to develop bacteriophages as solutions for antibiotic resistance crisis
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JCVI Professor Emeritus Hamilton O. Smith, MD among the inductees
J. Craig Venter Institute model organism-minimal cell platform provides robust tools for exploring first principles of life, design tools for genome
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As the science advances, policy-makers and regulators need to develop responses that reflect the latest developments and the diversity of approaches and applications.
The biggest synthetic genome so far has been made, with a smaller set of amino-acid-encoding codons than usual — raising the prospect of encoding proteins that contain unnatural amino-acid residues.
By creating a new genome, scientists could create organisms tailored to produce desirable compounds
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