Mimicking Life in a Chemical Soup

April 3, 2017
Juan Perez Mercader

Please follow this link to a Harvard Gazette article featuring some extremely innovative work by EPS Senior Research Fellow Juan Perez Mercader on the origins of life. Quoting from the article, "A Harvard researcher seeking a model for the earliest cells has created a system that self-assembles from a chemical soup into cell-like structures that grow, move in response to light, replicate when destroyed, and exhibit signs of rudimentary evolutionary selection."