Scientists in the US have succeeded in developing the first synthetic living cell.
The researchers constructed a bacterium's "genetic software" and transplanted it into a host cell.
The resulting microbe then looked and behaved like the species "dictated" by the synthetic DNA.
The advance, published in Science, has been hailed as a scientific landmark, but critics say there are dangers posed by synthetic organisms.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Uh, so you can create life...?
Does this strike anyone else as absolutely amazing?
Posted by The Rat Cap at 4:11 PM