What Else Could They Create Out Of Synthetic Human DNA


Synthetic human DNA will be grown in the lab in as little as five years, according to a new announcement. Last year, more than 100 scientists attended a secretive meeting to discuss an ambitious project to recreate the six billion ‘letters’ that make up our unique genetic code. Next week the researchers will meet again and announce a $100 million (£77 million) plan to artificially create life’s building blocks, it was revealed today. But the news is likely to refuel concerns over the creation of ‘designer babies’.  Jef Boeke, director of the Institute for Systems Genetics at New York University, today told of the plans to create artificial human DNA in four to five years. They plan to start by recreating the DNA of plants and microbes and then move on to humans…..Read More