He would be proud of these men and women.
Artificial life. AND IT REPRODUCES!
Single cell only at this time. But it will lead to more.
Could be scary. True designer babies. Or a true cataclysmically dangerous disease.
Or then again, specifically engineered bacteria…. Stuff that would eat cellulose and excrete oils. Or eat one mineral and excrete another. (gold???) Bugs that eat our worst toxic chemicals and reduce them to benign feedstock for our manufactories.
It’s like something out of a 50’s science fiction novel.
Ether way, an interesting first step.