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“For nearly 15 years Ham Smith (right), Clyde Hutchison and the rest of our team have been working toward this publication today--the successful completion of our work to construct a bacterial cell that is fully controlled by a synthetic genome,” said J. Craig Venter (left), founder and president, JCVI and senior author on the paper.
"We have also been equally focused on addressing the societal implications of what we believe will be one of the most powerful technologies and industrial drivers for societal good," said Smth.
Negatively stained transmission electron micrographs of dividing M. mycoides JCVI-syn1.0.
“To me the most remarkable thing about our synthetic cell is that its genome was designed in the computer and brought to life through chemical synthesis, without using any pieces of natural DNA," said Dr. Clyde Hutchinson.
Scanning electron micrographs of M. mycoides JCVI-syn1.