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Cambridge scientists create world’s first living organism with fully redesigned DNA

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Researchers create altered synthetic genome, in move with potential medical benefits Scientists have created the world’s first living organism that has a fully synthetic and radically altered DNA code. The lab-made microbe, a strain of bacteria that is normally found in soil and the human gut, is similar to its natural cousins but survives on a smaller set of genetic instructions.
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