“A New Form of Life” –Living Organism Created With Entirely Human-Made DNA

Artificial Life

 

Scientists have created a living organism whose DNA is entirely human-made — perhaps a new form of life, experts said, and a milestone in the field of synthetic biology by researchers at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, who reported on Wednesday that they had rewritten the DNA of the bacteria Escherichia coli, producing a synthetic genome four times larger and far more complex than any previously created. (more…)

Planet Earth Report –“Amazon Paranoia, Insect Apocalypse, Transmissible Alzheimer’s”

Our Planet

 

The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.

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Today’s “Planet Earth Report” –Missing Human DNA, China’s Pyramids, The Alien Desert

 

The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to the day’s news headlines on the discoveries, people, and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.

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Monday’s “Planet Earth Report” –Strange Ghost Particle to Whales From Space

 

 

The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to the day’s news headlines on the discoveries, people, and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.

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“Alien Invasion” –99% of the Microbes Inside the Human Body are Unknown to Science

 

“There was something else, too – something weirder. Of all the non-human DNA fragments the team gathered, 99 percent of them failed to match anything in existing genetic databases the researchers examined. We found a whole new class of human-infecting ones that are closer to the animal class than to the previously known human ones, so quite divergent on the evolutionary scale.”

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