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Scientists Build A Live, No-Frills Cell That Could Have A Big Future

Scientists Build A Live, No-Frills Cell That Could Have A Big Future

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Scientists announced Thursday that they have built a single-celled organism that has just 473 genes — likely close to the minimum number of genes necessary to sustain its life. The development, they say, could eventually lead to new manufacturing methods. Around 1995, a few top geneticists set out …

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