‘Artificial life’ breakthrough announced by scientists

Are you playing god?

Scientists in the US have succeeded in developing the first living cell to be controlled entirely by synthetic DNA.

The researchers constructed a bacterium’s "genetic software" and transplanted it into a host cell.

The resulting microbe then looked and behaved like the species "dictated" by the synthetic DNA.

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One Response to ‘Artificial life’ breakthrough announced by scientists

  1. Rafael Aroca says:

    More interesting stuff in this subject:

    Craig Venter’s podcast interview from Science:


    Science Article:


    And more interesting, the terms Venter uses in the interview:

    “the cell operating system”

    “debug the system”

    “compile the genome”

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