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Submission + - Evolution Machine Accelerates Genetic Engineering

chrb writes: New Scientist has an article about the Evolution Machine — a device which can accelerate directed artificial evolution to discover desirable DNA changes in days rather than years. One of the aims of these researchers is to create an organism (and ultimately humans) that is genetically immune to all viruses.
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Evolution Machine Accelerates Genetic Engineering

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