This is the first time ever the genetic code has been fundamentally changed. The breakthrough is a huge step forward in synthetic biology and opens up the possibility of turning re-coded bacteria into biofactories, capable of producing potent new forms of protein that could fight disease or generate sustainable materials.
- Scientists Recode Entire Genome Of Organism: The Dawn Of Synthetic Biology? (medicaldaily.com)
- First time ever: Researchers rewrite an entire bacterial genome and add a healthy twist (haideeab.wordpress.com)
- Reprogrammed bacterium speaks new language of life (newscientist.com)