10/09/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Biologists On Verge Of Bringing Non-Living Matter To Life

A team of biologists and chemists is closing in on bringing non-living matter to life.

It's not as Frankensteinian as it sounds. Instead, a lab led by Jack Szostak, a molecular biologist at Harvard Medical School, is building simple cell models that can almost be called life.

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