Harvard Health Letter

What is a synthetic human genome?

Ask the doctor Q. Iíve heard that scientists are trying to create a synthetic version of the human genome. What does that mean, and why is it happening? A. Think of the human genome as a string of pearls that is three billion pearls long. The Human Genome Project succeeded in reading that string. One group of scientists would like to develop technology for inexpensively and precisely writing that string.…

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