Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Models of life's origins - great videos

Check out Wade's article that has, and links to, some great videos illustrating how a synthetic cell might be made by getting a protocell formed of lipids and a genetic molecule to grow and divide in parallel, with the molecules being encapsulated in the cell. If the molecules gave the cell a survival advantage over other cells, the outcome would be a sustainable, autonomously replicating system, capable of Darwinian evolution.

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