Umm… Well, not quite!

Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have created self-replicating RNA enzymes, which doesn’t quite amount to Frankenstein’s Monster or the Final Cylon, but takes us a step in that general direction.

“It kind of blew me away,” said team member Tracey Lincoln of the Scripps Research Institute, who is working on her Ph.D. “What we have is non-living, but we’ve been able to show that it has some life-like properties, and that was extremely interesting.”