By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The White House has wasted no time in addressing yesterday's news that scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute have succeeded in creating a synthetic life form that can replicate itself, and has tasked its bioethics team with looking into the potential issues that may surround such technology.

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