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Scientists could create the first new form of artificial life within months after a landmark breakthrough in which they turned one bacterium into another.
But this marks the first time that the entire instruction set, consisting of more than a million “letters” of DNA, has been transplanted, transforming one species of bacterium into another.
They are attempting to build a microbe with the minimal set of genes needed for life, with the goal of then adding other useful genes, such as ones for making biofuels.
Originally posted by chibihogoshino
its funny that they use the word creat ..
all they are doing is cutting and pasting things together ..
its called frankenstine. LOL.
Originally posted by Saturn
but you know that once they master aftificial life, it's only a manner of time before that knowledge is applied to robots and anything else they can concoct.
[edit on 3-7-2007 by Saturn]