Friday, April 19, 2024

Scientists create cell with bare essentials for life and reproduction

Biologists have created a synthetic cell with only the bare minimum number of genes it needs to live and reproduce in a lab, reports CBC’s Quirks & Quarks. “What we have is an organism that is right now as simple as anything that can live on the planet,” said John Glass, a professor of synthetic biology at the J. Craig Venter Institute in California. Mr. Glass has obviously not met my friend Bill.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/coyotes-doing-well-in-the-city-asteroid-impact-created-rainforests-the-minimal-organism-and-more-1.5980412/scientists-create-the-simplest-cell-with-only-bare-essentials-for-life-and-reproduction-1.5980420

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