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MAN Becomes GOD - Animal's Genetic Code Redesigned

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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 10:49 AM

Researchers say they have created the first ever animal with artificial information in its genetic code.

The technique, they say, could give biologists "atom-by-atom control" over the molecules in living organisms.

One expert the BBC spoke to agrees, saying the technique would be seized upon by "the entire biology community".

The worms - from the species Caenorhabditis elegans - are 1mm long, with just a thousand cells in their transparent bodies.

What makes the newly created animals different is that their genetic code has been extended to create biological molecules not known in the natural world.

Genes are the DNA blueprints that enable living organisms to construct their biological machinery, protein molecules, out of strings of simpler building blocks called amino acids.

Just 20 amino acids are used in natural living organisms, assembled in different combinations to make the tens

of thousands of different proteins needed to sustain life.

Read Full Story Here BBC Science News

edit on 11-8-2011 by bsalert because: changed headline

edit on 11-8-2011 by bsalert because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 10:52 AM
It begs the question "1st the Animals then?"

posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:27 AM
First. Cool tech. the mind swims at the possibilities. The design of new life forms sounds like a fascinating and rewarding innovation

Imagine creating an insect that eats raw sewage exclusively, or toxic waste, a insect designed specifically to clean up a problem in this modern age that nature hasn't had time to design.

Second. Why is this in religion? its science...No, this does not make us gods...we didn't create the universe, we are not supernatural by nature...we just moved some structures around to design new bio-machines...

Anyhow, excellent achievement...I look forward to this field advancing. (I want a thumb sized lion!)

posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:53 AM
reply to post by bsalert

But as Carl Sagan said:-

"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe"

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