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After secret Harvard meeting, scientists announce plans for synthetic human genomes

“Three weeks ago, 130 scientists, entrepreneurs and policy leaders held an invitation-only, closed-door meeting at Harvard University to discuss an ambitious plan to create synthetic human genomes. Now, after a flurry of criticism over the secrecy of the effort, the participants have published their idea, declaring that they’re launching a project to radically reduce the cost of synthesizing genomes — a potentially revolutionary development in biotechnology that could enable technicians to grow human organs for transplantation.”

Source: After secret Harvard meeting, scientists announce plans for synthetic human genomes – The Washington Post

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