Scientists create gene map for synthetic life (in Off-topic)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] January 25 2008 6:06 AM EST

Scientists create gene map for synthetic life

QBJohnnywas January 25 2008 6:43 AM EST

My part of town already looks like Blade Runner. And I'm sure the local kebab shop is growing some kind of synthetic life behind the deep fryer.

InebriatedArsonist January 25 2008 8:17 AM EST

Even drunk I could usually tell that most of the kebab shops in England had questionable sanitary conditions, JW, though for the most part hunger won out. If you're looking for exotic bacteria, though, take a look at this strain of bacteria that was found in canned meat and that can survive more than a million rads of gamma radiation. Hm, now I want a gyro.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] January 25 2008 9:29 AM EST

Reminds me of something I heard a while ago...

"You cannot stop progress...but you should."

The day we discover how to manufacture complex living organisms is gonna be one hell of a bad day for humanity.Though if you count cloning as "creating" living beings, then this day already happened :)
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