1. Cambridge scientists create world’s first living organism with fully redesigned DNA  The Guardian
  2. Researchers have swapped the genome of gut germ E. Coli for an artificial one  MIT Technology Review
  3. Scientists Created Bacteria With a Synthetic Genome. Is This Artificial Life?  The New York Times
  4. With 'recoded' synthetic genome, scientists give life new dictionary  STAT
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By creating a new genome, scientists could create organisms tailored to produce desirable compounds.By creating a new genome, scientists could create organisms tailored to produce desirable compounds.

The advance creates "the potential for making all sorts of new chemicals” for medicine, food production, and industry, said one synthetic biology expert.The advance creates "the potential for making all sorts of new chemicals” for medicine, food production, and industry, said one synthetic biology expert.

With 'recoded' synthetic genome, scientists give life new dictionary - STAT

“Scientists rewrote the E. coli genome to change the genetic code, built the new DNA (4 million bases), put it in cells, and watched them boot up. Here’s my story of this synthetic biology tour-de-force https://t.co/m6UF4MQoEI”

Carl Zimmer on Twitter: "Scientists rewrote the E. coli genome to change the genetic code, built the new DNA (4 million bases), put it in cells, and watched them boot up. Here’s my story of this synthetic biology tour-de-force https://t.co/m6UF4MQoEI"