Tuesday, May 15, 2007
In a big step forward for synthetic biology, researchers in Missouri have successfully created an artificial Maize chromosome. Although similar feats have been achieved in yeast and bacteria, this is a first for multi-cellular life. According to some projections, it should therefore be easy to get your custom made plant chromosomes by 2010. Forget about transgenes, in the 2010s it'll be all about transchromosomes.