Originally posted by Andrew Hamilton
A similar technique can be used to evolve now enzymes in the test tube to do useful jobs such as oxidise fuel in a fuel cell etc. found this link about this:
“…they developed a method allowing the synthetic enzymes to undergo 'evolution in a test tube' that mimics natural evolution. T ...[text shortened]... increase in reaction rates compared with those that take place in the absence of an enzyme….”
That is like the genetic programs that are given a goal and then little changes made and a recheck to see if they are making progress to the goal, eventually producing a piece of engineering no engineer would have thought of. BTW, that site, Sciencecentric, seems to have the same articles as science daily. Do you know if they are connected?