Research report 2020 - Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Genetically reproductive material from the test tube
Libicher, Kai; Hornberger, Renate; Heymann, Michael; Mutschler, Hannes
Forschungsgruppe Biomimetische Systeme
SummaryThe field of synthetic biology aims to assemble life-like systems from inanimate building blocks. Our goal is not only to observe and describe processes of life, but also to mimic them. A key characteristic of life is its ability to replicate its own macromolecular components. We have generated a new in vitro system that can regenerate some of its own DNA and protein building blocks.