Ah, but one genus, humans, CAN bring into existence organisms which have never (as far as we know anyway) existed before we humans manipulated DNA to bring this new thing into existence. It is becoming all too common in agriculture ... and perhaps eventually in the animal kingdom, too?
Man has been interbreeding dogs and crops for eons. This is nothing new. But to creat life. No. Man can only manipulate what he has to work with. He cannot create matter from nothing any more than he can create a new life form. But child’s play for God:
BUT, as you pointed out, this is still a far cry from creating since they are manipulating what has already been created ... they haven't reached the level of 'getting their own dirt'.