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Scientists create 'Artificial Life' in lab
#3173 by briantech (1.0000) posted on 2:46pm Thursday, May 20th, 2010
Scientists in the US have succeeded in developing the first synthetic living cell.
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The researchers constructed a bacterium's "genetic software" and transplanted it into a host cell.
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The resulting microbe then looked and behaved like the species "dictated" by the synthetic DNA.
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The advance, published in Science, has been hailed as a scientific landmark, but critics say there are dangers posed by synthetic organisms.
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#3174 by Steve (0.4064) posted on 8:46am Friday, May 21st, 2010
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Still not a hoverboard...
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#3175 by penny (0.4636) posted on 8:55am Friday, May 21st, 2010
Steve said:
Still not a hoverboard...
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They're getting close!
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*Edited at 8:55am, 05/21/10
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