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Microbes Made to Order

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Science  09 Jan 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5655, pp. 158-161
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5655.158

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A new breed of bioengineers aims to create microbes from off-the-shelf parts. The parts are coming, but will researchers be able to put them together?