CAVUMark March 30, 2021 09:48 PM Wow. This is revolutionary. Hope to see updates on this. VincentWolf March 31, 2021 01:48 AM Playing god are we not? Ron March 31, 2021 05:11 AM Hate to be a pessimist, but first we create artificial intelligence that is quickly relieving the need for us to think and now we can produce cells that reproduce? Add a little more DNA research to the mixing bowl and presto digitato, you have a new human being, one that will see no need for inferior species and that will be that! FB36 March 31, 2021 08:24 AM "In 2010 a JCVI team created the world’s first cell with a synthetic genome":"Called Mycoplasma mycoides JCVI-syn1.0 the synthetic cell is the proof of principle that genomes can be designed in the computer, chemically made in the laboratory and transplanted into a recipient cell to produce a new self-replicating cell controlled only by the synthetic genome.""So, for this newest version, named JCVI-syn3A, the team added 19 genes back into the cell"Just to be clear, this still does not look like actually creating artificial life, since it was done/started by replacing genome of a natural/living cell; NOT by starting w/ just basic/lifeless chemicals! Catweazle March 31, 2021 08:34 AM Playing God, Vincent? Perhaps we ARE God! bwana4swahili March 31, 2021 08:55 AM Researchers: "We've created life from dirt! We are Gods; hallelujah; praise us"God: "Hold on... Now create the dirt!!"However, in this case it is just mix and match existing biological elements. clay March 31, 2021 12:02 PM What. Could. Possibly. Go. Wrong. clay March 31, 2021 12:02 PM Gray [grey] Goo, anyone...anyone? ...Bueller? Greg Frasier March 31, 2021 03:52 PM I wonder if they will be able to grow artificial organs with this? Bet that would make a lot of money. wolf0579 March 31, 2021 06:06 PM Cue the religious idiots!