Friday, 21 May 2010

Synthia, the first man-made creature

"She" is a tiny unicellular bacterium and she is being reported as being made from scratch by men playing at being God.

But this first artificial organism wasn't really hand-assembled from component atoms. And it certainly wasn't designed from scratch. They copied the genetic blueprint from a naturally occurring microorganism, made up a single strand of DNA about half a million base pairs long, by using yeast as an incubator, and then inserted the resultant "chromosome" into a third naturally occurring microorganism from which they had removed the existing DNA. And with that Igor lived, and has gone on to have a billion children.

So it's another rung in the scientific ladder but it's not quite the breakthrough the press are reporting. The scientists don't actually understand how all the DNA they have assembled works. Designing a creature from the ground up would be the giant leap forward.

And once you can design and build a one-celled creature from nothing you can effectively make any life form you want. Even a blue whale starts life as a fertilised single cell. Once you've built that cell the rest is mere gestation.

Daily Mail

1 comment:

knowledge is freedom said...

The article should have been titled as Synthia & Apollo and their Synthetic Life.

Synthetic/Synthia/Cynthia

http://www.urbandictionary.com­/define.php?term=Synthia

Cynthia or "Synthia" was originally an epithet of the Greek goddess of the moon, Artemis, who was sometimes called "Cynthia" because, according to legend, the goddess was born on Mount Cynthus. Known also as a master of animals. Parallel Greek goddess to Roman goddess Diana. Daughter of Leto and twin sister of Apollo.


Synthia & Apollyon are one in the same... The hermaphrodite beast of the book of Revelations as seen as Apollyon and the 'scarlet whore' named as Hel...

All you have to do is study the Apollo/Athena, whom is Synthia/Artemis, angle in every story/issue/matter, and you will find the source of the evil. Because the beast named as Apollo/Athena is at the core of EVERY evil ever seen down through ALL the eons and ages... That evil can be seen when the connected names are completed... They touch every evil ever known...