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Chemists create world’s first functioning artificial cell

Vyralize: Using simple substances like water droplets and thin plastic sheeting, European scientists have created a cell which carries out basic chemical reactions.

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SilentNegotiator2669d ago (Edited 2669d ago )

That sounds a TOUCH less complex than an actual cell. Impressive, definitely, but not exactly what I expected from the headline. When I think cells, I think replication, not just basic chemical reactions happening in tiny sacks.

zeroskie2669d ago

I guess neurons aren't cells then, since they can't replicate. Maybe the top layer of our skin isn't made of cells at all, but something else. Our immune system is made up of white blood sacks and not white blood cells. The heart probably pumps red blood bags, not red blood cells.

cell9892669d ago

oh you know exactly what he meant Captain Obvious

Speed-Racer2669d ago (Edited 2669d ago )

Silent - not all cells are self-replicating.

GameGuy2668d ago

This is good enough for me. I couldn't do this even if I said hold my beer and watch this.

cabbitwithscissors2668d ago

These are technically not cells at all. It's just basic chemical reactions and functions performing as nature made them. A cell is much more than this but if you ask me, this could be the first step towards creation of artificial life.

GentlemenRUs2668d ago

And the next step to killing off humans forever.

Agent_hitman2668d ago

I think that cell can mutate into a zombie virus.. s/