Originally posted by AThousandYoung
I have a BS in Chemical Biology from UC Berkeley. Don't tell me what I know or don't know you tool.
You, on the other hand, are in Physics, not Biology.
I have to back Mr AThousandYoung.
According to the Press Release from the Craig Venter Institute :
Researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) today announced the results of work on genome transplantation methods allowing them to transform one type of bacteria into another type
dictated by the transplanted chromosome. The work, published online in the journal Science, by JCVI’s Carole Lartigue, Ph.D. and colleagues, outlines the methods and techniques used to change one bacterial species
, Mycoplasma capricolum into another
, Mycoplasma mycoides Large Colony (LC), by replacing one organism’s genome with the other one’s genome.
Press Release could be found here : http://www.jcvi.org/press/news/news_2007_06_28.php
The article in Science could be found here: http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/317/5838/632
(I don't have full access from my home, so I'll have to look into that later).