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[–] crankypants15 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That was the same experiment I was thinking of.

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[–] Charlie_Prime 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Sex.

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[–] profanion [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Sorry but there's already two established lives.

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[–] Charlie_Prime 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's the thing most near. Already-made humans goofing around with test tubes is a pale approximation.

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[–] Stavon 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

A few years ago researchers created a living cell.

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[–] TrivialGravitas 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

They didn't create a whole cell, they replaced the DNA of a cell with an artificially produced (but not designed, they just copied it) set of DNA.

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[–] Stavon 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

According to the TED talk at least parts of the DNA were designed, there are no website URIs in natural DNA.

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[–] digitalentity1497 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

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[–] issueninja 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The answer is that no one has come close to creating a cell from scratch. No one really knows how to even start. Biologists know very little about how the first living cell came to exist. For an interesting book on the most recent thinking on this read "What is Life?" by the British bio-chemist Addy Pross.

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[–] 2516372? 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Define scatch.

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[–] profanion [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Build DNA from the beginning and mix some substances together with it.

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[–] 2521460? 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Reminds me of a joke I read once....

A man would arguing with God about being able to create just as God did. So God let the man go first to prove that he could create just like God. The man stooped down and picked up a handful of dirt. God said to the man, "No, no, no, that's my dirt."