Issue Date: March 28, 2016 | Web Date: March 25, 2016
Researchers create living cells containing the smallest genome yet
Researchers are a step closer to figuring out the minimum number of genes required to sustain life. Clyde A. Hutchison III and J. Craig Venter of the J. Craig Venter Institute, in La Jolla, Calif., and coworkers have designed and synthesized the smallest bacterial genome yet known (Science 2016, DOI: 10.1126/science.aad6253).
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