Posted by: 2in10 | 05/21/2010

scientists create a synthetic cell

On May 20, 2010 the following Wall Street Journal News Alert arrived in my inbox:

“Scientists for the first time have created a synthetic cell, completely controlled by man-made genetic instructions, which can survive and reproduce itself, researchers at the private J. Craig Venter Institute announced Thursday. Created at a cost of $30 million, the experimental one-cell organism opens the way to the manipulation of life on a previously unattainable scale.”

What might this mean for a cancer cure?



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