According to scientists in the field, a major breakthrough in artificial life is likely to come in 3 to 10 years. Artificial life in this instance refers to creating life, protocells, in a petri dish using only chemicals found in DNA. This research may lead to man-made life forms that may assist in solving problems like finding a cure for cancer or getting rid of toxic waste and green house gases. If we could create a single cell from scratch that would be nothing short of amazing!

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  1. I’ll bet dollars to donuts (actually, how much are donuts nowadays?)… Anyway … I’d lay 5:1 they’re going to pull this off within a year.

    #1 by Larry — August 20, 2007 @ 8:14 pm

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