Researchers have had a breakthrough in the central questions about #the origin of life. A collaboration of physicists and biologists in Germany has found a simple mechanism that might have enabled liquid droplets to evolve into living #cells in early Earth’s primordial soup. How did these first cells arise from primitive precursors? What were those […]
Researchers have discovered that chemically active droplets grow to a set size and then divide on their own accord in a way that’s very similar to living cell division. The discovery could help us understand how the very first living cells initially evolved from protocells billions of years ago, though much more research is still ahead of us.