Sunday, May 15, 2016

Mysterious tiny germs: US scientists ‘build’ bacteria with smallest genome on Earth

At the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) in California, where it was designed and tested, the first minimal synthetic bacterial cell is simply called JCVI-syn3.0.
It has only 531,560 base pairs and 473 genes. For comparison, lead scientist J …

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