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Nat Methods. 2014 May;11(5):499-507. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2918.

Large-scale de novo DNA synthesis: technologies and applications.

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1
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA.
2
1] Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. [2] Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Abstract

For over 60 years, the synthetic production of new DNA sequences has helped researchers understand and engineer biology. Here we summarize methods and caveats for the de novo synthesis of DNA, with particular emphasis on recent technologies that allow for large-scale and low-cost production. In addition, we discuss emerging applications enabled by large-scale de novo DNA constructs, as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

PMID:
24781323
DOI:
10.1038/nmeth.2918
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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