‘Artificial life’ breakthrough announced by scientists

Are you playing god?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science_and_environment/10132762.stm

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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