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Synthetic Life

Tests could reveal whether we are part of a giant computer simulation — but the real question is if we want to know... In the 1999 sci-fi film...
One of the open problems in artificial life discussed by bedau, et. al. (Bedau et. al., 2000) is the establishment of ethical principles for...
There are risks and benefits attached to the new science of synthetic biology. The concept of creating whole new life forms from artificial material...
Writing in Nature Communications, researchers at The University of Manchester led by Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan, and Dr Michael Hirtz at the Karlsruhe...
Humans may soon be able to design and "print" synthetic organisms using the biological equivalent of a 3D printer, a leading scientist has predicted...
Similar to using Python or Java to write code for a computer, chemists soon could be able to use a structured set of instructions to "program" how...
Our species has grown increasingly adept at harnessing the natural world for our benefit; however, for the past few decades, genetic engineers have...
The interior of a living cell is a crowded place, with proteins and other macromolecules packed tightly together. A team of scientists at Carnegie...
British scientists are taking part in a global effort to build the first synthetic life form whose cell structure resembles that of plants, animals...
Synthetic biology researchers at Northwestern University, working with partners at Harvard Medical School, have for the first time synthesized...

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