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Synthetic DNA on the Brink of Yielding New Life Fo

mlimber (1149251) writes | more than 6 years ago

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mlimber (1149251) writes "The Washington Post has a story about the future of biotech: "The cobbling together of life from synthetic DNA, scientists and philosophers agree, will be a watershed event, blurring the line between biological and artificial — and forcing a rethinking of what it means for a thing to be alive.... Some experts are worried that a few maverick companies are already gaining monopoly control over the core 'operating system' for artificial life and are poised to become the Microsofts of synthetic biology. That could stifle competition, they say, and place enormous power in a few people's hands.""
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Bloated Bugs? (0, Troll)

Erris (531066) | more than 6 years ago | (#21735442)

Is that why Bill Gates has barged, I mean bought, his way into biotech? If Windows was a Virus disguised as an OS, what monsters will Gates make? Will it work as well as Vista?

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