Building a minimal genome: JCV-syn3.0

JCV-syn3.0 is a new, 473 genes, organism developed by genetic manipulations as part of the Minimal Genome Project. JCV-syn3.0 is less complex than the 525 genes Mycoplasma genitalium – the least complex natural organism known. Contrary to some inflated claims to “synthetic life” and “created life”, the team has not created life out of non-living […]