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Sriram Kosuri on low-cost gene synthesis

Dec 14, 2010 video

Long stretches of DNA are currently created in a costly and time-consuming manner by stitching together short strings of nucleic acids known as oligonucleotides. Where the bottleneck occurs -- and where the expense mounts -- is in the production of the smaller building blocks, called oligonucleotides. Recent technological advances, discussed here by Wyss researcher Sriram Kosuri, have made it possible to create hundreds of thousands of these oligonucleotides on a single DNA microchip, resulting in a low-cost, reliable gene-synthesis technology. [Go to related press release...]

Tags: George Church, Synthetic Biology - Biomaterials Evolution


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