Nature publica opinião de especialistas sobre a célula sintética de Venter et al

segunda-feira, maio 24, 2010

Published online 20 May 2010 | Nature | doi:10.1038/news.2010.255

Sizing up the 'synthetic cell'

"Scynthia" (Science)

Nature asked eight experts about the implications of the J. Craig Venter Institute's latest creation.

A synthesized genome has been assembled, modified and implanted into a DNA-free bacterial shell to make a self-replicating Mycoplasma mycoides bacterium1. Here, Nature presents short extracts from eight comment pieces on what this achievement means for biotechnology, evolutionary biology, regulation and philosophy.