Sonntag, 9. April 2017

Create life out of non-living matter

Artificial evolution aims to create life out of non-living matter

organic compounds could have collected on the surface of iron pyrite (a mineral made of iron and sulfur), and these minerals could serve as the catalyst to kickstart early metabolism. That idea comes from the observation that iron-sulfur catalysts are still key to the function of modern cells, a possible time capsule for how that process got started.