Scientists Just Got Closer to Creating Artificial Life in the Lab

March 12, 2024

In interviews with the Washington Post, scientists say they've created an RNA molecule that made copies of other types of RNA, which gets its experts ever closer to creating the conditions for early Earth life in a lab. As part of their research, WaPo reports, they created a lab-made RNA molecule that accurately copied others and resulted in a functioning enzyme. If RNA is created that is able to replicate itself, the Salk president said, "then it would be alive." "If the error rate is too high, you can’t maintain the [genetic] information," the Salk president explained. More on life: Scientists Check Whether Space Telescope Could Detect Life on Earth

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