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Scientists Build Dna from Scratch to Alter Life's Blueprint


Henri Berger, NYU, live yeast cultures

In this Tuesday, April 25, 2017 photo, assistant research technician Henri Berger, talks about live yeast cultures at a New York University lab in the Alexandria Center for Life Sciences in New York, where researchers are attempting to create completely man-made, custom-built DNA.

Credit: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here.

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