Synthetic DNA: Man-made Life?

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Have scientists finally created life?

Q: The news media are saying that scientists have created synthetic life for the first time. Is it true?
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A: You refer to the work published in the May 2010 Science journal by the J. Craig Venter Institute entitled, Creation of a Bacterial Cell Controlled by a Chemically Synthesised Genome, Gibson et al.

I have carefully studied the original scientific paper in full.

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