Designer Virus Pioneer Sees a Revolution Ahead for Synthetic Biology

When researchers synthesized the poliovirus from scratch 10 years ago, it was a major feat in the rapidly growing field of synthetic biology. For the first time, scientists had chemically stitched together bits of DNA to create a functional virus without the guidance of a biological template.

Now the virologist who led that team, Eckard Wimmer of Stony Brook University, continues to push the field by constructing designer viruses and, potentially, designer vaccines. New York Genome Center spoke with Wimmer recently about the future of synthetic biology.

See on nygenome.org

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