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Scientists Create a Synthetic Cell

It finally happened. Scientists have created a Frankenstein monster! Well.. not really. But they are coming closer to it, as synthetic biologists have created their own genome with bio-genetic engineering technology and injected it into a dead, empty cell; effectively creating artificial life.

What does this mean?

(1) Religious kooks are going to go nuts with this.

(2) We are one step closer to discovering the mysteries of life. (As well as creating a freakish Frankenstein monster)

More info:

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010/05/its_alive_1.php

http://scienceblogs.com/oscillator/2010/05/what_synthia_means_to_me.php

http://www.google.com/#q=news+synthetic+life

Their timing was perfect, as the movie “Splice” will be coming out next week!

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