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MICROBE WITH STRIPPED-DOWN DNA MAY HINT AT SECRETS OF LIFE

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MICROBE WITH STRIPPED-DOWN DNA MAY HINT AT SECRETS OF LIFE
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have deleted nearly half the genes of a microbe, creating a stripped-down version that still functions, an achievement that might reveal secrets of how life works.

It may also help researchers create new bacteria tailored for pumping out medicines and other valuable substances.

The newly created bacterium has a smaller genetic code than does any natural free-living counterpart
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