Sorry about that. I needed a headline.
However, life in a test tube is pretty close to the truth. M. Jewett, and G Church (Northwestern and Harvard Medical School) led a team of researchers which made a ribosome.
Ribosomes make proteins and enzymes. And proteins are the worker bees of living systems. And enzymes (themselves usually made from proteins) slice up proteins into the many varieties that are needed to make something useful.
In other words, Jewett/Church make a “life kit”.
The ramifications are startling.
Delicate ground? Of course. This kind of thing could ruffle the feathers of a snake. Just remember, MisterScienceAintSoBad had n-o-t-h-i-n-g – to do with this. Okay?
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The drawing is mine.