Artificial Life

As I was reading Helmreich – “After Culture……” this is what immediately came into my mind:

Artificially Life machines are an information system. The scientists have the information and they create the artificial life. The sequence of creation is something like “1010101010000101”.

Culturing living organisms in the laboratory is an information system. The scientists have the information and they create life in the laboratory, in the test tube. The sequence of creation is something like “AUTCCTUATUAATTC”.

Do you see any similarities? Does it really matter that the first are made of Si and the second of C?