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Questions tagged [artificial-life]

Questions about artificial life, or Alife, which is the study of life processes using simulations, computer models, and robotics. Please be careful to ensure that questions are on-topic for Biology, see the help pages and meta for more information before posting questions on Alife.

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A stem cell method for creating artificial wombs?

1) Grow the endometrium using stem cells (It has already been done (Cambridge, 2017)) 2) Attach the embryo to it and allow the placenta to grow. In 2003, there was a researcher at Columbia who did ...
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Do we see protocells forming in nature today?

I understand that the current theory of chemical evolution (aka origin-of-life, abiogenesis) involves lipid-based protocells that enclosed RNA and perhaps some other compounds as a first steps to life....
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What would it take to create life? [closed]

Assume we know the right DNA sequence of Mycoplasma Genitalium (MG) and we would like to create Life from scratch. Also assume that matter has been created and we have the knowledge base as today. ...
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Synthetic life creation - status of attempts

First I apologize for my incorrect English and for lack of modern knowledge regarding the subject (I studied biology a long time ago). I'm interested to find out: if there were successful attempts ...
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What prevent us from synthesizing a cell from “scratch”?

In this recent article "Design and synthesis of a minimal bacterial genome", they created a minimal cell with only 473 genes. However, they didn't synthesize all of the necessary components of the ...
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What are the minimum conditions required for “open-ended evolution”?

According to a paper about artificial life systems, the following four conditions have to be fulfilled for "open-ended evolution": Condition 1: A rule should be enforced that individuals must ...
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Bootstrapping (symmetry breaking) in evolution [closed]

Many fascinating phenomena in nature show different behaviours on the micro and the macro level. Here I am especially referring to phenomena that are symmetric on the micro and asymmetric on the macro ...