Artificial DNA Points To Alien Life?

February 15, 2009

Florida (ChattahBox) – In another story coming out of the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference, a group of scientists have announced that they have been able to create a new artificial genetic code that could point to alien life.

The code is made up of the basic DNA building blocks that create all life on Earth, called nucleotides. Each of these nucleotides gives the necessary material to create DNA, and it is believed to lead to Darwinian evolution, making it an incredible discovery that the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution hopes will lead to reproducing molecules within the next few years.

“One of the ways scientists try to understand life as a universal concept is you try to make life on your own in the lab,” Steven A. Benner, the researcher in charge of the project, explained. “We try to put together chemicals that do that.”


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One Response to “Artificial DNA Points To Alien Life?”

  1. Edmond NYST on February 16th, 2009 9:43 pm

    I think that life came on earth from space at different times. Probably in clouds of DNA loaded with lots of different genes. There is evidence of three distinctly types of life on earth at the mement. Plant life, flora, six legged fauna, insects,and four legged five digits fauna us, animals, birds and fish.
    Could not DNA loaded clouds using different genes alignments and different processing times establish life on various planets in the universe which do offer some kind of climatic affinity for it?
    Only insects have six leggs. Only plant grow, move feed and die without displacement. Only animals (us),birds and fish have four limbs. Is it worth thinking about it?

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