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life form

n.
An organism, especially when considered in relation to other kinds of organisms.
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The Supreme Court's reluctance to be drawn into broader issues of definitions of life forms and the moral and ethical limits of biotechnology was disappointing to the intervenors.
For example, according to biologists, the number of life forms being extinguished in our time is the worst disaster life has experienced in 4 billion years.
False alarms over new life forms have ranged from the arsenic bacteria kerfuffle in which scientists announced they had found bacteria that could incorporate arsenic rather than the usual phosphorous into their DNA to synthetic biology, such as molecular biologist J.
These acceptable levels were based on studies of how various life forms survive exposure to the rigors associated with space travel.
Consequently, the life form, a teenaged girl named Chloe, can hear all Welkin's thoughts.
2007) gave the life form and leaf spectra of Ganga Chotti and Bedorri hills, Azad Kashmir.
With silicon-based life forms (computer technology) soon set to outnumber the number of people on the planet it is up to us to put measures into place now to ensure carbon and silicon can coexist safely in a changing world.
The researchers say the modern analogue for that first primitive oxygen-dependent life form on Earth is still with us.
The ability to reprogram simple life forms however we wish enables us to make vast arrays of precise experimental modifications of the cells' molecular conditions.
MONSTERS (12A, 94 mins) A NASA probecarrying samples of an alien life form crashes over Central America and new life forms appear.
An example of a development in biotechnology resulting in legal ramifications is the invention of a new life form called the oncomouse or the Harvard mouse.
GENE researcher Craig Venter is set to announce the creation of the first new artificial life form within weeks.