Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything. Albert Einstein

These are time lapse videos of the minimal cell (JCVI-syn3.0) and the wild type organism from which it was designed (JCVI-syn1.0). Magnified 1500X, this shows the growth of the bacteria over an 8-hour period. The videos show the minimal cells are larger than the organism they were designed from, and grow at about the same rate. Micrographs provided by James Pelletier (MIT Center for Bits and Atoms and Department of Physics) and Elizabeth Strychalski (National Institute of Standards and Technology).

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