Thursday, May 20, 2010

From The Thou-Shall-Not-Trifle-In-God's-Domain Desk

Just got this news alert from the WSJ:

"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."

Umm. Holy shit.


Atom Smasher said...

I'm pretty sure this ends well.


Anonymous said...

"It's alive! IT'S ALIVE!"

To be followed someday by:

"We belong dead."

Unknown said...

I'm optimistic. Norman Borlaug, etc.

Been waiting to see whether the religious right or the swiple, enviro-pagan left starts freaking out about God and life or mother Earth and corporations first.

sofa said...

What could possibly go wrong?

perlhaqr said...


My line was going to be "What could possibly go wrong?" But I see I got scooped by about a month. :)


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