Why do you think the early story was "Scientist create life"?
Scientists are trying to create artificial life. According to them life must be carbon based so they are trying to create artificial life. From University of Glasgow, Lee Cronin has created cells. He created these cells from life like metal (reports New Scientist). According to him we can get evolution from these cells. These cells can be replicating themselves. Cronin has developed these cells from polyoxometalates. These polyoxometalates derived from tungston like metal ions. He created bubbles inside of bubbles, which are like organelles. These metallic bubbles are cell like showing evolution (reports New Scientist).