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"Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should"
The new organism is based on an existing bacterium that causes mastitis in goats, but at its core is an entirely synthetic genome that was constructed from chemicals in the laboratory.
Now Venter says he has built a living bacterium from nothing but chemicals and code: "Our cell has been totally derived from four bottles of chemicals", he says.
Originally posted by Cyber3000
Where is your God now?
Originally posted by Mr Zeropoint
This will inevtably some day in the future destroy the world. The nuclear bomb has nothing on this
Originally posted by ALOSTSOUL
And now man becomes God.
Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
One thought that came to me, and it may not be possible, is what if we created synthetic microbes/germs that were suitable for life on some other planet. We then place those microbes on said planet.Imagine how we could study it and watch it over millions of years as it evolves and maybe becomes an intelligent life form.... Just interesting to think about.
I love where my mind takes me sometimes.