November 21st, 2002

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Scientists to attempt to create life in lab

http://www.msnbc.com/news/837988.asp?0cv=CB10

CRAIG VENTER, the gene scientist with a history of pulling off unlikely successes, and Hamilton O. Smith, a Nobel laureate, are behind the plan. Their intent is to create a single-celled, partially man-made organism with the minimum number of genes necessary to sustain life. If the experiment works, the microscopic man-made cell will begin feeding and dividing to create a population of cells unlike any previously known to exist.
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