"We have achieved that in the field of synthetic biology have moved from theory to reality," - said Prof. Jeff Bock, Director of the Langone Medical Center at New York University.
The scientist also noted that the study allowed the inclusion of artificial chromosomes in the living cells.
"We have proven that the yeast chromosome is almost identical to a natural cell, which opens up new possibilities," he said.
Yeast is already used in the production of beer and biofuels. The removal of a new chromosome will promote the production of better quality raw materials, as well as antibiotics or environmentally friendly biofuels.