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Scientists to create life from scratch in 3 - 10 years!

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posted on Aug, 21 2007 @ 01:02 AM
I was just watching this guy Pat Mooney of the company ETC Group on one of the major news stations talking about how they are in the process of creating life from scratch. He said they are learning how to create DNA sequences with not only the four basic building blocks, but possibly five and six. He claims that artificial life will be created within 5 years. He also claims that life, created entirely from scratch, will be created within a timeframe of 3 to 10 years.

Extreme Genetic Engineering: An Introduction to Synthetic Biology
Today, scientists aren’t just mapping genomes and manipulating genes, they’re building life from scratch – and they’re doing it in the absence of societal debate and regulatory oversight. Read the Report...

Check out this PDF file from their website regarding the above article:
Life from Scratch report (PDF)

Their website is:

posted on Aug, 21 2007 @ 01:09 AM
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