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Rewriting the blueprint of life by synthetic genomics and genome engineering

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), June 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)

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1 news outlet
23 tweeters
1 Facebook page
1 Google+ user
1 Redditor
1 video uploader


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Rewriting the blueprint of life by synthetic genomics and genome engineering
Published in
Genome Biology (Online Edition), June 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13059-015-0689-y
Pubmed ID

Narayana Annaluru, Sivaprakash Ramalingam, Srinivasan Chandrasegaran


Advances in DNA synthesis and assembly methods over the past decade have made it possible to construct genome-size fragments from oligonucleotides. Early work focused on synthesis of small viral genomes, followed by hierarchical synthesis of wild-type bacterial genomes and subsequently on transplantation of synthesized bacterial genomes into closely related recipient strains. More recently, a synthetic designer version of yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae chromosome III has been generated, with numerous changes from the wild-type sequence without having an impact on cell fitness and phenotype, suggesting plasticity of the yeast genome. A project to generate the first synthetic yeast genome - the Sc2.0 Project - is currently underway.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Peru 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Unknown 109 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 31 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 23%
Student > Bachelor 15 13%
Student > Master 12 10%
Professor 9 8%
Other 13 11%
Unknown 9 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 49 43%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 33 29%
Computer Science 5 4%
Engineering 4 3%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 3%
Other 10 9%
Unknown 11 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 August 2016.
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Altmetric has tracked 19,282,793 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 94th percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 3,818 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 26.9. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 73% of its peers.
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