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A Fully Modeled Bacterium

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Via Gizmag
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For the first time ever, a computer model of a complete living organism has been created. True, it's a single-celled organism – in fact, it's the world's smallest free-living bacterium, Mycoplasma genitalium. Still, all of its systems and the relationships between them have been replicated in silico, allowing scientists to conduct research that might otherwise have proved impossible. It also paves the way for computer modeling of more complex organisms, such as humans.