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Is This Virtual Worm the First Sign of the Singularity?


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Real C. elegans worms

Real C. elegans worms squirming in a laboratory agar plate; they have been genetically modified to express fluorescent proteins.

Credit: Jesper Pedersen

For all the talk of artificial intelligence and all the games of SimCity that have been played, no one in the world can actually simulate living things. Biology is so complex that nowhere on Earth is there a comprehensive model of even a single simple bacterial cell.

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