Producing life synthetically

The bacterium Mycoplasma genitalium has only 517 genes of which only about 250-350 code for essential proteins.

Assuming that it would be possible to synthesize each of these genes one at a time and combine them to form a living organism in vitro.

In a few paragraphs, what are your thoughts on the ethics and possible ramifications to producing life synthetically as would occur in this case?

Solution Summary

The concepts of adaptation, laws of nature, mutation and evil are discussed.