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Posted: 12/21/2005 6:08:45 AM EDT
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20051219.wxlife19/BNStory/specialScienceandHealth/

Creating first synthetic life form
Work on the world's first human-made species is well under way at a research complex in Rockville, Md., and scientists in Canada have been quietly conducting experiments to help bring such a creature to life.

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:13:07 AM EDT
here's one that evolved from a person


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helacyton_gartleri


a HeLa cell is a cell which is derived from cervical cancer cells taken from a woman named Henrietta Lacks, who died from the cancer in 1951, and circulated (without Lacks' knowledge or permission) by George Gey. Initially, the cell line was said to be named after a "Helen Lane", in order to preserve Lacks' anonymity. These cells are treated as cancer cells, as they are believed to have stemmed from Ms. Lacks' cervical cancer, but a debate still continues on the classification of these cells.

HeLa are considered "immortal". They do not die of old age and can divide an unlimited number of times as long as basic cell survival conditions are met (i.e. being maintained and sustained in a suitable environment). The current Strain of HeLa cells have been grown in various cell cultures, but all HeLa cells are derived from the same lineage.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:13:55 AM EDT
Didn't Dr. Mindbender do this with Serpentor already?
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:19:03 AM EDT
Doctor Frankenstein did this in the 1800's. Duh.....
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:29:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 6:30:07 AM EDT by DScott]
More like "God shows man how to play with Lincoln Logs".

This ain't "life", 'cuz these things have no idea how to post on arfcom, have sex, or know what credit is.

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:30:51 AM EDT
Fascinating.

Something tells me all this stuff is going to come back and bite us in the ass someday.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:34:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DScott:

This ain't "life", 'cuz these things have no idea how to post on arfcom, have sex, or know what credit is.




Damn, that's good!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:46:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mcnielsen:

Originally Posted By DScott: This ain't "life", 'cuz these things have no idea how to post on arfcom, have sex, or know what credit is.
Damn, that's good!

Yep!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:58:54 AM EDT
Not quite a "god" because he still needed to use something that already existed to make that life form. What he needs to do is to conjure a lifeform with just his mind. Using compounds, elements, cells, whatever that already exist is cheating because GOD already made them.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:58:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 7:02:55 AM EDT by Ring]

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Fascinating.

Something tells me all this stuff is going to come back and bite us in the ass someday.



dont worry, if it gets loose, they will release the geneticly engeneared killer vampire bats to kill them all... that sounds like a fool proof plan, right?
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:06:29 AM EDT
living things are easy for people to control...haven't you guys seen Jurassic Park...?
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 1:55:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
Didn't Dr. Mindbender do this with Serpentor already?



hahaahah. He has no patience though, he lacks all Sun Tzus DNA!
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