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DNA合成技术的突破可能会带来更迅速的医学发现

DNA synthesis breakthrough could lead to faster medical discoveries

For all of the advancements in genetic research, DNA synthesis hasn’t changed much in over four decades. That could make it a serious obstacle to scientists who are otherwise racing to develop a new drug or understand the human body. It might finally catch up to modern technology, however. A group at the Berkeley-based BioEnergy Institute have devised a synthesis technique that promises to be faster, more accurate and affordable. If all goes smoothly, it could significantly accelerate the pace of medical and biochemical discoveries.

尽管基因研究取得了长足的进步, 但DNA合成在过去40年里并没有多大变化。这可能会成为科学家们竞相开发新药或了解人体的严重障碍。然而,它最终可能会赶上现代技术。位于伯克利的生物能源研究所的一个小组设计了一种合成技术,有望更快、更准确、更实惠。如果一切顺利,它将大大加快医学和生物化学发现的步伐。

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