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    Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

    Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

    For billions of years, the history of life has been written with just four letters A, T, C and G, the labels given to the DNA subunits contained in all organisms. That alphabet has just grown longer, researchers announce, with the creation of a living cell that has two 'foreign' DNA building blocks in its genome.

    Hailed as a breakthrough by other scientists, the work is a step towards the synthesis of cells able to churn out drugs and other useful molecules. It also raises the possibility that cells could one day be engineered without any of the four DNA bases used by all organisms on Earth.
    Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

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    Re: Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

    Excellent, nothing gets me more excited than innovation and invention. There is nothing else in the world that showcases the raw might that is humanity. Humanity may now be like God soon, who knows? Be it 10000 years or 1000, it is my hope for us to become omnipotent.
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    Re: Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    This sort of **** should be discouraged.
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    Re: Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    This sort of **** should be discouraged.
    Why? It's fascinating and could have potential benefits when it comes to creating biologics and research.
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    Re: Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Excellent, nothing gets me more excited than innovation and invention. There is nothing else in the world that showcases the raw might that is humanity. Humanity may now be like God soon, who knows? Be it 10000 years or 1000, it is my hope for us to become omnipotent.
    Well, I think if we don't wipe ourselves out that via technology, humans will be as close to immortality as possible. And think of it. It was done by humans...just humans. I love it!

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    Re: Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Waiting for the lightning strike......
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    Re: Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    Waiting for the lightning strike......
    Oh ye of little faith in human science...it's great news!

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    Re: Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Well, I think if we don't wipe ourselves out that via technology, humans will be as close to immortality as possible. And think of it. It was done by humans...just humans. I love it!
    Close to immortality?

    **** that

    Let's strive for absolute biological immortality!!!! FOR HUMANITY! I don't care if there may be other life forms in this universe. All I care is that we show them our superiority, and that they bow to us, the strongest species of the universe.
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    Re: Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Close to immortality?

    **** that

    Let's strive for absolute biological immortality!!!! FOR HUMANITY! I don't care if there may be other life forms in this universe. All I care is that we show them our superiority, and that they bow to us, the strongest species of the universe.
    OKAY! You talked me into it. Lets go for the big show!

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    Re: Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

    Cure cancer, turn on telomerase. Instant immortality.
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