a) A virus is a form of life.
b) Scientists 'assemble' a virus in vitro
c) Man has power to create life.
Synthetic virus nearing reality
Scientists will have the technology to create a wholly artificial virus within the next five years, a major conference in the US has been told. This is the quote I like best... Prof Hutchinson added: "Am I worried about a synthesised virus? No, you only worry about it if someone does it out of malicious motives."