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Synthetic life
Posted: 2 April 2014

When we published this MindBullet in 2007, we thought that it would be decades before people started churning out artificial life forms from computer designs. But this report of a computer-designed chromosome surviving replication in a yeast cell makes it look like a scenario that has come a whole lot closer.

Of course, it's going to be some time before we can manufacture dragons and orcs, but just think of the possibilities, possibly a bit scary?

Designer genes take a leap forward after scientists make new chromosome
2 April 2014
Look miles into the future and imagine a day, when geneticists can design a flawless set of human genes in a laboratory.
MindBullet logo SYNTHETIC LIFE MAKES THE JUMP FROM VIRTUAL WORLDS
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