origin of life

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origin of life

the process by which biomolecules, subcellular structures and living cells have come into existence.
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Further, orthogonal synthetic systems could be introduced into living organisms to control morphology and other functions, or be used to build higher-level mimics of life such as proto-cells.
Related topics discussed include the role of water in the transition from proto-cells to prokaryotes, techniques used in the search for life-conducive water on Mars and Europa, and college education in the field.
He is trying to figure out how he can make proto-cells and get them to copy their genetic material.