Friday, May 21, 2010

Breaking News: New Life Form Created

"There was hope that this second and artificial life might be made perpetual by repetitions ..." Herbert West: Reanimator

The first living synthetic cell has been created by scientists (Craig Venter), in what some are calling "a defining moment in biology." The genome of a bacterium was built by scratch and then incorporated into a host cell. The new bacteria, with its synthetic DNA, then replicated itself over a billion times.

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