Infographic of the Day: How Scientists Created a Semi-Artificial Life Form

April 6th, 2014
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Scientists have for the first time synthesized a chromosome of a eukaryotic cell (in this case, a yeast).

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A genetic sequence was designed on a computer, then pieced together and integrated into a living yeast cell to create a semi-artificial life-form.

Life is classified as either eukaryotic or prokaryotic. Prokaryotes evolved first, and lack the membrane-bound organelles (i.e., the nucleus), which are a feature of eukaryotes.

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Process by which scientists edited a yeast cell's DNA.


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