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    First artificial life 'within months'

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    Scientists could create the first new form of artificial life within months after a landmark breakthrough in which they turned one bacteria into another.

    Craig Venter likened the process to 'changing a Macintosh computer
    into a PC by inserting a new piece of software'

    In a development that has triggered unease and excitement in equal measure, scientists took the whole genetic makeup - or genome - of a bacterial cell and transplanted it into a closely related species.

    This then began to grow and multiply in the lab, turning into the first species in the process.

    The team that carried out the first “species transplant” says it plans within months to do the same thing with a synthetic genome made from scratch in the laboratory.,,
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    Re: First artificial life 'within months'

    That's just wrong.

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    Re: First artificial life 'within months'

    Does that mean we can finally make flying pigs?

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    Re: First artificial life 'within months'

    If we can have flying pigs I'm all for it, lot more meat than a duck.
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    Re: First artificial life 'within months'

    "jessejames09" wrote:
    Does that mean we can finally make flying pigs?

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