At GP-Write, Scientists Take First Steps on Way to Synthetic Human Genome

May 15, 2018

(Chemical & Engineering News) – A year ago, a group of scientists convened in New York City to discuss an audacious plan: construct an entire human genome from scratch. The proposal was billed as a sequel to the Human Genome Project, the nearly $3 billion effort to sequence, or read, a human genome from start to finish for the first time. Now proficient in reading genomes, the scientists wanted to begin writing them. That New York gathering was the second meeting of what has come to be known as Genome Project-write, or GP-write.