The spark that created life

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Period12 Sept 2018

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  • TitleThe spark that created life
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
    DescriptionEvolution by Darwinian natural selection is immensely powerful - both in nature and within laboratories. Using 'laboratory evolution', we can take an enzyme which combines random mutations and functional selection, and improve its function by more than 1000 times. You can see evidence of science taking advantage of evolution across the field, from synthesised medications used to prevent the reoccurrence of heart attacks (beta blockers) to the development of tumor-targeting antibody therapeutics.
    Producer/AuthorAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
    PersonsAshley Buckle