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Old 06-15-2009, 06:41 PM
claymisher claymisher is offline
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Default Fun Science Thread! (only fun science! no depressing stories!)

Origin of life science has had a little growth spurt:

“We finally have a molecule that’s immortal,” he said, meaning one whose information can be passed on indefinitely. The system is not alive, he says, but performs central functions of life like replication and adapting to new conditions.
NYT: New Glimpses of Life’s Puzzling Origins
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