🧬 Breaking Ground in Synthetic Biology! Scientists at The University of Manchester’s Manchester Institute of Biotechnology have achieved a groundbreaking feat—engineering a chromosome entirely from scratch for the world’s first synthetic yeast. As part of the Sc2.0 project, they’ve synthesized all 16 native chromosomes in common baker’s yeast and successfully combined six and a half synthetic chromosomes, marking the first time a eukaryotic genome has been written from scratch. This opens avenues for redefining yeast strains used in biotechnological processes, potentially creating stronger, more efficient, and sustainable variants. The tRNA Neochromosome, a product of AI-assisted design, plays a pivotal role. This remarkable milestone heralds a new era in engineering biology.
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Social insects like ants face heightened pathogen exposure due to dense colonies and varied worker roles. We examined immune activity in Myrmica scabrinodis ant workers infected with the non-lethal fungus Rickia wasmannii. Infection by R. wasmannii altered the ant workers’ immune response, notably elevating levels of active phenoloxidase (PO) compared to uninfected counterparts. Interestingly, while […]
A study on stem cell therapy provides an in-depth analysis of the potential of different stem cell types in spinal cord injury (SCI) treatment. The researchers discuss the potential of embryonic stem cells (ESCs), induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), and neural stem/progenitor cells (NSPCs) in SCI treatment. They highlight the unique […]