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Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves by Ed Regis, George Church

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CHAPTER 3

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The Mirror World and the Explosion of Diversity. How Fast Can Evolution Go and How Diverse Can It Be?

Life, the Genetic Code, the Mirror World, and the Generation of Diversity

Mirror life, including mirror humans, may sound like something out of science fiction, an outlandish concept unrealizable in practice even if conceivable in theory.

But mirror life is a real possibility, not just a flight of fancy. To convince you of this I’d like to show you how it can be created. But first we need a deeper understanding of life itself, in all of its complexity.

What, then, is life?

Erwin Schrödinger’s short 1944 book What Is ...

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