Synthetic Cell Division

I rarely, if ever, comment or add to any of these science or tech articles, but I have to say – this one worries me. Yes, it’s absolutely fascinating, but it’s sci-fi creepy. This seems to me to be the epitome of just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
Researchers have created a synthetic single-celled organism (not pictured) that can divide properly
Researchers have created a synthetic single-celled organism (not pictured) that can divide properly

For the first time, a team of scientists has created a synthetic single-celled organism that can divide and grow like a regular living cell. This breakthrough could lead to designer cells that can produce useful chemicals on demand or treat disease from inside the body.

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