A recent article from Nature chronicled the efforts by scientists to create a self-replicating artificial cell. While this is a very interesting project and carries potential medical implications, it also raises some significant ethical questions. Providing a balance between the ethical implications and the needs of research will likely be a delicate balance moving forward. … Continue reading Cells from Scratch?
Chemical reactions occur every day. They take place all around us and inside us. However, many of these chemical reactions would either be impossible or far too slow to be of any use to life. They require a catalyst, something to either jumpstart the reaction or speed it up to a rate that is useful … Continue reading Enzymes: Catalysts of Life