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Synthetic Life Possible in Three to Ten Years

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posted on Aug, 20 2007 @ 12:13 AM
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Synthetic Life Possible in Three to Ten Years


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"It's going to be a big deal and everybody's going to know about it," said Mark Bedau, chief operating officer of ProtoLife of Venice, Italy, one of those in the race. "We're talking about a technology that could change our world in pretty fundamental ways in fact, in ways that are impossible to predict."

That first cell of synthetic life made from the basic chemicals in DNA may not seem like much to non-scientists. For one thing, you'll have to look in a microscope to see it.

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posted on Aug, 20 2007 @ 12:13 AM
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I"m skeptical, but I think anything is possible.

There will naturally be many ethical concerns about what artificial life might mean to the health of existing species and even natural life as we know it.

Of course, those involved in the field are optimistic.

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