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DNA Can duplicate itself without an enzyme
« on: April 03, 2004, 08:13:14 PM »
Self replicating DNA? Could this molecule of been the precurssor to life, instead of RNA?

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Re:DNA Can duplicate itself without an enzyme
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2004, 11:24:44 AM »
BTW German scientists have successfully synthesised a Si-based molecule that can self-replicate 3-4yr ago
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Re:DNA Can duplicate itself without an enzyme
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2004, 05:31:59 PM »
self assemble or self-replicate?
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Re:DNA Can duplicate itself without an enzyme
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2004, 12:59:44 PM »
replicate.. just like the DNA reconstructing itself in cell synthesis..
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Re:DNA Can duplicate itself without an enzyme
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2004, 12:47:38 AM »
that's cool but also crappy at the same time - it goes at 100,000 times slower than DNA polymerase? That's slow.

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