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Artificial Bacteria

We can create life, and now we can create life in several different ways. There was a time when this was unimaginable. Then came IVF. Then cloning. Now…we can make artificial bacteria from a synthetic genome! Giving life to that which was once lifeless. Imagine what would happen if this artificial bacteria evolved. It has fewer genes, and it has been designed with a specific purpose. What kind of craziness do you think might ensue with that combination of limited genetic material and evolution? Aside from the obvious zombie apocalypse, of course.

Artificial Bacteria DNA Strands

A newly created bacterium, with a synthetic genome, can metabolize nutrients and self-replicate, bringing the world a step closer to building custom artificial life with particular functionalities, Craig Venter and his team said.

Source: Tiny Artificial Life: Lab-Made Bacterium Sports Smallest Genome Yet

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