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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    21 May '10 13:53
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18942-immaculate-creation-birth-of-the-first-synthetic-cell.html

    Let the games begin.
  2. Standard member avalanchethecat
    Not actually a cat
    21 May '10 18:07
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18942-immaculate-creation-birth-of-the-first-synthetic-cell.html

    Let the games begin.
    I was really excited when I heard the headline, somewhat less so when I read the details. Still pretty cool though.
  3. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    21 May '10 19:49 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18942-immaculate-creation-birth-of-the-first-synthetic-cell.html

    Let the games begin.
    Once again premature. The DNA was synthetic but the rest of the cell was not.

    AND it was a goat pathogen!
  4. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    22 May '10 04:08
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Once again premature. The DNA was synthetic but the rest of the cell was not.

    AND it was a goat pathogen!
    I won't touch that with a 10 foot Hungarian
  5. 22 May '10 06:43
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Once again premature. The DNA was synthetic but the rest of the cell was not.

    AND it was a goat pathogen!
    DNA was synthetic, but not invented. It was just a copy from another natural DNA (perhaps ith a few alterations, I don't know), nothing more.

    The 'sucess' was that they had produced the DNA artificially. That's all.

    I produce life every time I have a cosy moment with my girlfriend. But she takes the pill so nothing happens.
  6. Standard member avalanchethecat
    Not actually a cat
    22 May '10 10:36
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    DNA was synthetic, but not invented. It was just a copy from another natural DNA (perhaps ith a few alterations, I don't know), nothing more.

    The 'sucess' was that they had produced the DNA artificially. That's all.

    I produce life every time I have a cosy moment with my girlfriend. But she takes the pill so nothing happens.
    That's a great euphemism though. Last night I produced life all over my girlfriend's face. *laughs*
  7. 01 Jun '10 05:50
    AHHHHH NOOOOOO!
  8. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    01 Jun '10 16:11
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    That's a great euphemism though. Last night I produced life all over my girlfriend's face. *laughs*
    Actually, a half-life of about 2 minutes
  9. 01 Jun '10 18:58
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Actually, a half-life of about 2 minutes
    And it took him 10 seconds to do the experiment.

    In vitro? No, in faccia.
  10. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    02 Jun '10 00:32
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    And it took him 10 seconds to do the experiment.

    In vitro? No, in faccia.
    They did it on the spurt of the moment...