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Scientists Create Semi-Synthetic Bacterium with the Smallest Genome

A team of scientists have created a genome with just 473 genes, and has named it ‘minimal genome.’ The bacterium was able to metabolize nutrients and self-replicate with the smallest genome, when compared to the thousands present in wild bacteria. Lead researchers, Clyde Hutchison and J. Craig Venter said that they have been working to create an organism with the … Continue reading

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