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Artificial Life

Are scientists on the verge of making living things from little more than dust?
Topic: Tech + EngineeringTech & EngineeringBrand: NOVA ScienceNOWNOVA ScienceNOW

Program Description

(This video is no longer available for streaming.) Correspondent Robert Krulwich explores the controversial scientific frontier of artificial life: creating new forms of life from scratch. In labs all over the world, serious scientists are venturing where only science fiction films have gone before—reinventing life itself. The report examines different approaches: simplifying existing life, trying to recreate the origins of life on Earth, and devising new recipes unrelated to life as we know it.