[ExI] Thoughtware.TV news: First artificial life form created

Andres Colon andres at thoughtware.tv
Mon Oct 8 02:03:59 UTC 2007

DNA researcher Craig Venter "has built a synthetic chromosome out of
laboratory chemicals and is poised to announce the creation of the first new
artificial life form on Earth."

The new species is made from an artificial chromosome constructed by a team
of 20 leading scientists led by Nobel laureate Hamilton Smith. The
chromosome is "381 genes long and contains 580,000 base pairs of genetic

While this is a Bio-conservative's post on this topic, I figure everyone
here will want to read this:

Related news:

Thoughtware.TV <http://www.thoughtware.tv> - "...artificial, but sexy"
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