Artificial Life Likely in 3 to 10 Years

August 20, 2007 By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer in /
Artificial Life Likely in 3 to 10 Years (AP)
This undated photo provided by ProtoLife Srl.of Venice, Italy, shows vesicles, artificial membranes for cells, made from scratch. Teams around the world, including ProtoLife, are trying to create synthetic life from scratch, and the first step many of them are working on is making a container for the life form such as these vesicles. The large cell container (with little ones inside of it), shown in computer-created coloring, is about the thickness of a human hair. (AP Photo/Protolife Srl., Martin Hanczyc)

(AP) -- Around the world, a handful of scientists are trying to create life from scratch and they're getting closer. Experts expect an announcement within three to 10 years from someone in the now little-known field of "wet artificial life."

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"Artificial Life Likely in 3 to 10 Years" August 20, 2007