Synthetic Life

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The creation of autonomously dividing organisms—bacteria from DNA created in the laboratory
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Critics of synbio also worry that releasing synthetic life into the environment, whether done intentionally or accidentally, could have adverse effects on our ecosystems.
He called DNA the "software of life" and he proposed that synthetic life will be part of the solution to meeting global demands.
It also suggests a broader definition of what counts as synthetic life in an emerging field that has primarily focused on replicating life's building blocks.
Because the XNAs can't copy themselves without help from DNA, it's not truly synthetic life, says Joyce.
If or when scientists do find extraterrestrial life or create synthetic life in the lab, they'll have more information on which to base the likelihood of other unique life out there in the universe, Joyce said.
The ensuing press coverage distorted this notable technical achievement into an unnecessarily provocative philosophical and moral challenge; "Researchers Say They Created a 'Synthetic Cell,'" announced the New York Times; (2) "Craig Venter creates synthetic life form," claimed The Guardian, (3) which had previously encumbered an article profiling Venter with the headline, "I am creating artificial life, declares US gene pioneer.
NEW YORK, September 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Journal of Astrobiology, a peer reviewed scientific journal published by Cambridge University Press, has published "The Origin of the Vertebrate Skeleton," submitted by Synthetic Life Lab of New York City.
The undeniable creativity of Craig Ventner and his associates who claim to have "created" a synthetic life form?
He describes his recent sailing expedition to sequence microbial life in the ocean, as well as his groundbreaking attempt to create synthetic life.
Craig Venter's creation of the first synthetic life form gives hope to women.
Synthetic life could, for instance, pave the way to terrifying biological weapons.