New Artificial DNA Points to Alien Life is the title of an article in foxnews.com, dated 17 February 2009, which makes an amazing claim.
“CHICAGO — A strange, new genetic code a lot like that found in all terrestrial life is sitting in a beaker full of oily water in a laboratory in Florida, a scientist said Saturday, calling it the first example of an artificial chemical system that is capable of Darwinian evolution.”
Let’s read further:
“The main difference between the synthetic molecules and those that make up conventional DNA is that Benner’s molecules cannot make copies of themselves, although that is just “a couple of years” away, he said. . .”