Three Quarks Daily links out to another blog that says the making an artificial genome won't lead to changes, that the "philosophical implications of constructing an artificial genome are overblown." Instead, blogger Rob Carlson says that Craig Venter's work is, of course, interesting, but it will hardly lead to dramatic changes in how people view the natural world. "Venter and crew have managed to chemically synthesize a long polymer, a polymer biologically indistinguishable from naturally occurring DNA; so what?" he writes.
Artificial Sweetner, Artificial Genomes, What's the Big Deal?
Dec 27, 2007