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Mechanisms of autocatalysis.

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Self-replication is a fundamental concept. The idea of an entity that can repeatedly create more of itself has captured the imagination of many thinkers from von Neumann to Vonnegut. Beyond the sciences and science fiction, autocatalysis has found currency in economics and language theory, and has raised ethical fears memorably summed up by the "gray goo" trope. Autocatalysis is central to the propagation of life and intrinsic to many other biological processes. This includes the modern conce...

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10.1002/anie.201303822

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Bissette, AJ More by this author
Fletcher, SP More by this author
Journal:
Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)
Volume:
52
Issue:
49
Pages:
12800-12826
Publication date:
2013-12-05
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EISSN:
1521-3773
ISSN:
1433-7851
URN:
uuid:d5215ebb-74a8-4ca7-8210-29307f4e509d
Source identifiers:
434364
Local pid:
pubs:434364

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