"Synthesizing" life....

"Nonetheless, Venter's team has applied for a patent on the process and they hope to exploit it industrially. Venter believes it will be relatively straightforward to build a new chromosome from scratch, one that performs the desired functions, to create a custom-made bacterium."

Something about that paragraph freaks me out. I mean, custom made bacterium! Thats a freaking sci fi movie right there......zombies!

Anyways, I think it is an amazing break in science, but as with all great breaks should be monitored very closely. I think there is a lot that can be done with synthetic bacterium.