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#1 sevnson_71

 

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:47 PM

Scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute have created a synthetic cell that can survive and reproduce itself according to an artificial DNA sequence, promising designer genomes with which researchers can produce sophisticated artificial organisms.

The new bacterial cell, "Mycoplasma mycoides JCVI-syn1.0," is the result of a 15-year, $30 million effort by genetics pioneer Craig Venter. The study, led by the institute's Dan Gibson, is reported in the May 21 edition of the journal Science.


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Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:43 AM

I also read about this break through not long ago. It's very impressive.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 04:30 PM

Hi Sevnson, nice pics that you have,where I can find it.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 07:56 PM

Does anyone think this could turn into something bad,It may as well be alien .it is totally new to this world...

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:16 AM

What an awesome discovery! This is what science, technology, and brilliant minds can do.. but I do hope they use this for the benefit of mankind. I'm pretty sure religious groups would violently react to this.

Edited by Candy55, 09 November 2010 - 11:16 AM.


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Posted 09 November 2010 - 02:32 PM

Oh moral puritans tend to react violenty to everything. I doubt this could ever be used for hacking biology. There's too much old garbage in the 'unused' portion of our genome. We'd be reactiving long forgotton retroviruses all over the place.

Maybe someday we'll have grow your own computer processor kits in walmart though. Bring it on I say.

Welcome to TU btw, Candy!

Edited by Schplee, 09 November 2010 - 02:35 PM.





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