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pnrjulius comments on Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions - Less Wrong

71 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 25 August 2007 10:27PM

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Comment author: pnrjulius 29 May 2012 03:47:47AM 2 points [-]

Not 50 years. Craig Venter did it already in 2010. So it took 3 years to do what you thought it would take 50.

Comment author: hylleddin 25 August 2013 03:33:22AM 2 points [-]

He didn't actually synthesize a whole living thing. He synthesized a genome and put it into a cell. There's still a lot of chemical machinery we don't understand yet.