Enzymes: By chance, or by design?

@article{Ball2004EnzymesBC,
  title={Enzymes: By chance, or by design?},
  author={P. Ball},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={431},
  pages={396-397}
}
  • P. Ball
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Engineering
  • Nature
  • Enzymes are well known for speeding up reactions. But have they evolved to use quantum mechanics to exert their effects? Philip Ball meets the researchers who are trying to find out. 
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