March 25th, 2016
Episode 898 of 1744 episodes
Scientists have taken another step in their quest to understand the bare genetic essentials of life. A team led by US research entrepreneur Craig Venter has created in a lab a semi-synthetic, functioning bacterium that has fewer than 500 genes. Paul Freemont, co-director of the Synthetic Biology Hub at Imperial College London, discussed the development.
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