Scientists move closer to building synthetic yeast from scratch

Five more chromosomes assembled, 10 to go

Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast

BUDDING STAR  With five more synthetic chromosomes built, scientists are closer to creating a synthetic genome for Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast (shown).

Mogana Das Murtey and Patchamuthu Ramasamy/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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