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Bacteria...taking pictures?

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posted on Nov, 26 2005 @ 07:23 PM
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Researchers at the University of California-San Fransisco and the University of Texas have modified the bacteria E. Coli, to take pictures of themselves. Scientists have been using synthetic biology to configure microscopic bugs to act like machines. Thus, in turn, creating cheap means of producing drugs, plastics, and alternative fossil fuels. To me this is pretty remarkable, however it does pose some ethical questions.

If we are making these simple bacteria act like machines now, what will the future hold? Will we move to more and more complex organisms? Even though this is a small step, it could lead to much bigger ones.

Heres the article from fox news www.foxnews.com...




posted on Nov, 27 2005 @ 12:54 PM
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What do people think about this new type of biology?



posted on Nov, 27 2005 @ 01:02 PM
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Interesting, its like they are programming living things. This reminds me of a thread I started about the Universe being a computer program. Anyway That is pretty cool.

Never trust Fox News they only favor one political party. You know which one i'm talking about.



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