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Friday, May 21, 2010

American scientist who created artificial life denies 'playing God'

The creation of the ''synthetic cell'', described as a ''landmark'' by one British expert, is a 15-year dream come true for maverick genetics entrepreneur Dr Venter.He breathed life into a bacterium using genes assembled in the laboratory in a development with major implications for genomics, including the manufacture of artificial organisms designed for specific tasks such as making vaccines or cleaning up pollution...
Picture Left:Genome-mapping pioneers J. Craig Venter (L) and Dr. Hamilton Smith in their lab Photo: EPA

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