Scientists break another barrier in the field of biological engineering. An international team of scientists has made the world's first synthetic yeast chromosome from scratch.
By making their own modified chromosome, the scientists were able to delete unwanted genes granting their living yeast cells new capabilities which may not be found in naturally occurring yeast. The new synthetic strains of yeast can be very useful in making life-saving medicines and vaccines. The process can also help produce industrial chemicals and biofuels. After seven years of hard work, researchers have been bale to make one of the sixteen chromosomes in brewer's yeast.