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Genes: How few needed for life?

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What are the fewest genes needed to sustain life? To test that, scientists started with a microbe having one of the smallest known genomes — or entire sets of genetic instructions. The magic number for this microbe was 473 genes. By whittling down the genes to this minimum, scientists learned a lot about biology. But there is still much to discover. Research ... Read more »

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