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Can We Create New Humans With Bacteria?

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Scientists took 473 genes and created a cell that survived and reproduced on its own! How do scientists combine genes to make a cell function? Check out the all new Seeker! http://www.seeker.com Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here ►►►► http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI We are all Seekers. We dare to act on our curiosity with an instinctual belief that wisdom is gained by experiencing, observing and exploring. Read More: Design and synthesis of a minimal bacterial genome http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6280/aad6253 "A goal in biology is to understand the molecular and biological function of every gene in a cell. One way to approach this is to build a minimal genome that includes only the genes essential for life." Creation of a Bacterial Cell Controlled by a Chemically Synthesized Genome http://science.sciencemag.org/content/329/5987/52.full "We report the design, synthesis, and assembly of the 1.08-mega-base pair Mycoplasma mycoides JCVI-syn1.0 genome starting from digitized genome sequence information and its transplantation into a M. capricolum recipient cell to create new M. mycoides cells that are controlled only by the synthetic chromosome." Synthetic Life Dies Without Mysterious Genes http://news.discovery.com/tech/biotechnology/synthetic-life-dies-without-mysterious-genes-160324.htm Five years after creating the first self-replicating, synthetic bacterial cell, biotech researcher and entrepreneur J. Craig Venter and colleagues have figured out the little guy can live a full and reproductive life with just 473 of its genes, a miniature biological code smaller than any known replicating cell found in nature. ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the Seeker Daily App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq