Life Created

Not directly related to corporate governance but just something interesting to pass along… Scientists for the first time have created a synthetic cell, completely controlled by man-made genetic instructions, which can survive and reproduce itself, researchers at the private J. Craig Venter Institute announced Thursday. Created at a cost of $30 million, the experimental one-cell organism opens the way to the manipulation of life on a previously unattainable scale. (Scientists Create First Synthetic Cell, Opening New Era in Biology, WSJ, 5/20/10) Mary Shelley, time to wake up.

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