I'm a programmer so I have little knowledge in the field of biology. However I have an interest in plants, GMOs and DNA (in terms of programming).
So, I want to know what kind of technology is necessary and what limitations there are involved in creating a DNA printer (that could print out a cell to be grown in a pot).
First, how do we print the DNA of a plant? Can we print it all from the first pair of chromosomes? I have heard we are already able to print bacteria's DNA. Is this something we would be able to achieve outside of a lab? Could it be done on commercial scale?
Second, what conditions do we need to prepare the DNA if it is not that of a bacteria but rather of a plant that would grow into a multi-cellular organism? Can we really print a plant DNA, inject it into a cell and let it grow?
Third, what is the current understanding of DNA ? Can we analyze DNA strand with digital software yet? Can we simulate how the organism will do with the DNA? And how can I start working in this field? Are there any scientific papers I can learn from?
P.S. My first goal is to make a Nepenthes Vine. I want to have a vine plant like Pothos creeping on my fence with a jugs to eat insects.