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Synthetic Life

Artificial DNA Can Do WHAT?

Posted 04.20.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, InnovationNewsDaily Contributor Published: 04/19/2012 04:26 PM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Synthetic molecules resembling DN...

The Presidential Commission and Synthetic Biology

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Rugnetta

The promise of the field of synbio as a whole is that scientists will be able to employ this type of genome synthesis to create customized life forms for a wide array of purposes. The peril is exactly the same as the promise.

Creating "Synthetic" Life

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Once scientists become nimble at synthesizing the human genome, will they use that technology wisely? Who decides how and when the technology should be employed? And how can those decisions be enforced?

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.

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...

Scientists Build First Man-Made Genome, Synthetic Life Is Next

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — It's another step in the quest to create artificial organisms: Scientists have synthesized the complete DNA of a type of bacteria. ...