January 9, 2013

Directed Evolution Teaches Old Enzyme New Tricks

Jeff Marlow, Wired


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Over the last few billion years, chemical reactions have run rampant on planet Earth, combining atoms and molecules in new and increasingly complex ways, testing the limits of universal physical laws.  Through the evolutionary force of natural selection, these reactions created self-replicating nucleic acids, microbial cells, wooly mammoths, and, perhaps the pinnacle of evolution,Duck Dynasty.

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TAGGED: Directed Evolution, Enzymes