A new molecule that performs the essential function of life - self-replication - could shed light on the origin of all living things.
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Interesting how without knowing the origin of life or it's purpose, these scientists not only try to define it's essential function, but define it simply as self-replication. Surely, life and it's functions are higher than this! (1 Cor 10:31)