Life-like evolution in a test tube

Life-like evolution in a test tube

Via: richarddawkins.net: Life-like evolution in a test tube

For the first time, scientists have synthesized RNA enzymes – ribonucleic acid enzymes also known as ribozymes – that can replicate themselves without the help of any proteins or other cellular components. What’s more, these simple nucleic acids can act as catalysts and continue the process indefinitely.

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