First Artificial Life


Here comes a laboratory-synthesized bacteria, made from “bench chemicals” courtesy of Venter et al. This grounbreaking Work is reported in Nature. Bioethicists are understood to have reviewed and okayed the work, perhaps because it promises custom synthesis of barerium-based bioreactors. Religious folks are alarmed at men “playing God.”
The new organism is the creation of Venter et al (see link below)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/may/20/craig-venter-synthetic-life-form

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