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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    Right, but this isn't "RNA" per se. It's basically a set of enzymes they created that continue to manufacture each other as long as there are available building blocks, and some of them "evolve" which is usually attributed to living systems, yet these molecules aren't classified as being "alive."
    Was referring to ygolo's spin-off question. You're right about the evolution aspect of this study.

    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    I'm not talking about self-replication.

    Can we design RNA-like things to create say...plastic-products (for instance), with molecule level accuracy?
    Didn't they tried doing that on silicon chips or something? I seem to recall this single molecule thick thingie that lights up... can't recall the details though. But yes, there's plenty of work on nanotech...
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    Interesting. I'm wondering about the future applications. If they get RNA formation into a more easily/cost-effective accessible form, or hmm..

    Quote Originally Posted by nightning View Post
    Didn't they tried doing that on silicon chips or something? I seem to recall this single molecule thick thingie that lights up... can't recall the details though. But yes, there's plenty of work on nanotech...
    Yes, not that I remember the details.

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