We just hit the one millionth comment on Pharyngula, and it’s Ichthyic.
Protein synthesis: just sequence the DNA of something that already makes said protein and write it back out to a bacterium. If necessary, fiddle with the sequence before writing it out.
A quote, a url, and two words? Couldn’t you have written something longer and fancier and more impressive?
Anyway, the party is in New Zealand, Ichthyic is buying.