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To Model the Simplest Microbe in the World, You Need 128 Computers

Alexis Madrigal | NextGov | July 24, 2012

Mycoplasma genitalium has one of the smallest genomes of any free-living organism in the world, clocking in at a mere 525 genes. That's a fraction of the size of even another bacterium like E. coli, which has 4,288 genes. M. genitalium's diminutive genome made it the first target for Stanford and J. Craig Venter Institute researchers who wanted to simulate an organism in software. Read More »