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Artificial Life

How The First Cell Formed

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 01.25.2012 | Science

How did the early earth's "primordial soup" suddenly change into a living cell? New research published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society...

Strandbeest On The Loose!

Posted 01.25.2012 | Arts

You thought you'd seen it all. And then the Strandbeests come along... What is a Strandbeest you ask? A Strandbeest is a kinetic creature that live...

Venter's Celebrity Bacterium: The Faucet Drip That Would Be a Monsoon

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

The Craig Venter endeavor was expensive, glitzy -- and banal. My advice to bioethicists is to save their energy for truly fearsome items.

Scientists Bring Back Artificial Life -- and Our Fear of Frankenstein

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Ropeik

The ability to construct DNA and insert it into living reproducing cells has almost unimaginable promise. But scientists need to tell us what they are doing to keep their work safe.

Artificial Life Boots Up: Scientists Unveil Manmade DNA (VIDEO)

Huffington Post/AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — Scientists announced a bold step Thursday in the enduring quest to create artificial life. They've produced a living cell powered b...

Daily Mail: Artificial Life Will Be Created "Within Months" As Genome Experts Claim Vital Breakthrough

The Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Artificial life will be made to order in the laboratory within four months, a controversial biologist has claimed. U.S genome expert Craig Venter, sa...

David Dreamer: Artificial Intelligence Within 5 Years

Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Laboratories across the world are closing in on a "second genesis" - an achievement that would be one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs of all ...