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Venter Cooks Up a Synthetic Genome in Record Time

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Science  21 Nov 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5649, pp. 1307
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5649.1307a

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Sequencing maverick J. Craig Venter has built a viral genome from scratch in just 2 weeks, but some scientists are skeptical that his method will work for organisms with larger genomes.