Creating life?

Something that would never happen but did! This section is about all the wondrous things in our world - Wildlife Animals, World Medicine, Physics, Archaeology - things too numerous to list.
Post Reply
User avatar
Dreamweaver
Global Moderator
Posts: 8993
Joined: 16 Sep 2005, 15:46
Location: Victoria

Creating life?

Post by Dreamweaver » 21 Jan 2018, 20:35

For some time now scientists have been able to fiddle with the building blocks of life, experimenting with the DNA of bacteria. They created a synthetic organism from a computer-generated genome in a natural cell that could self-replicate. Then, about a year ago, the Scripps Institute announced it had created a bacterium with two completely new DNA nucleobases in its genome, and in November the same team reported that their creation had spawned a brand new protein. To continue this development there should come a stage when you have to say it's not just a weird bacterium with some artificial genes, but really a new organism.


https://newatlas.com/artificial-protein ... ife/53042/
I dream, therefore I am.

Post Reply