Self-Organization of Template-Replicating Polymers and the Spontaneous Rise of Genetic Information

@article{Breivik2001SelfOrganizationOT,
  title={Self-Organization of Template-Replicating Polymers and the Spontaneous Rise of Genetic Information},
  author={Jarle Breivik},
  journal={Entropy},
  year={2001},
  volume={3},
  pages={273-279}
}
Living systems imply self-reproducing constructs capable of Darwinian evolution. How such dynamics can arise from undirected interactions between simple monomeric objects remains an open question. Here we circumvent difficulties related to the manipulation of chemical interactions, and present a system of ferromagnetic objects that self-organize into template-replicating polymers due to environmental fluctuations in temperature. Initially random sequences of monomers direct the formation of… CONTINUE READING
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