Synthesizing life.
Szostak JW, Bartel DP, Luisi PL
Nature (2001)
Category: evolution ¤ Added: Oct 28, 2002 ¤ Rating: ◊◊
Advances in directed evolution and membrane biophysics make the synthesis of simple living cells, if not yet foreseeable reality, an imaginable goal. Overcoming the many scientific challenges along the way will deepen our understanding of the essence of cellular life and its origin on Earth.