The Guardian

NEWS: Scientists Create World's First Living Organism With Fully Synthetic, Radically Altered DNA Code

NEWS: Scientists Create World's First Living Organism With Fully Synthetic, Radically Altered DNA Code

As if growing working artificial brains and implanting fake memories that never happened were not enough awesomely disturbing scientific breakthroughs, scientists have now created “the world’s first living organism that has a fully synthetic and radically altered DNA code.” Although the godlike feat has only been performed using a small microbe, the possibilities for what may eventually be achieved with this technology are thought-provoking and, in some ways, frightening.