Professor of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute.
Floyd E. Romesberg is an American biotechnologist, biochemist, and geneticist formerly at Scripps Research in San Diego, California. He is known for leading the team that created the first Unnatural Base Pair (UBP), thus expanding the genetic alphabet of four letters to six in 2012, the first semi-synthetic organism in 2014, and the first functional semi-synthetic organism that can reproduce its genetic material in successive offspring, in 2017.
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See also: Scripps Research Institute - Medical research facility with focus on research and education in the biomedical sciences.
Floyd Romesberg News
Synthetic organelle introduces a new genetic code to cells
Singularity Hub - 03-Apr-2019
No need to wait for evolution - we will be able to manipulate life forms soonRead more...
Unnatural microbe can make proteins
BBC - 29-Nov-2017
Bacterium's DNA modified to incorporate six letters instead of four. E. coli bug could hold on t...Read more...
First stable semisynthetic organism created
Kurzweil Network - 03-Feb-2017
Bacterium with two new synthetic bases (called X and Y) added to the four natural bases (A, T, C,...Read more...
Artificial nucleotide bases evolved to bind to cancerous cells
The Scientist - 08-Jun-2015
Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution created two new bases (called Z and P) which were then...Read more...