Can scientists create a chromosome?

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Can scientists create a chromosome?
« on: 01/04/2014 18:30:01 »
Scientists have achieved the biological equivalent of climbing Mt. Everest. They’ve created a fully functional copy of a yeast chromosome.
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Re: Can humans create a synthetic chromosome?
« Reply #1 on: 01/04/2014 21:31:05 »
Ahhh, found the article.   This isn't surprising as I think synthetic viruses were created a couple of years ago. 

This will be a big step forward if researchers choose to try to clone Mammoths or Neanderthals, or if for specific gene therapy.

Actually, the incremental approach might work with cloning something like a Mammoth.

Start with an Elephant fertilized egg, then start working on manipulating each chromosome....  and use nature to make lots of "backup copies".
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Can scientists create a chromosome?
« Reply #2 on: 02/04/2014 08:30:02 »
Scientists achieve the biological equivalents of climbing Mt. Everest.  They’ve created a synthetic fully functional yeast chromosome.
Read a transcript of the interview by clicking here
or [chapter podcast=1000650 track=14.04.01/Naked_Scientists_Show_14.04.01_1002125.mp3] Listen to it now[/chapter] or [download as MP3]
« Last Edit: 02/04/2014 08:30:02 by _system »