Mimicking living cells: Synthesizing ribosomes

Synthetic biology researchers at Northwestern University and Harvard Medical School have for the first time synthesized ribosomes from scratch in a test tube. The researchers took an approach different from their predecessors: they mimicked the natural synthesis of a ribosome, allowing natural enzymes of a cell to help facilitate the man-made construction. The technology could lead to the discovery of new antibiotics targeting ribosome assembly and the creation of tailor-made ribosomes to produc…

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-06/nu-…



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