Re: Life in the Lab -- Fox and the Nobel Prize

Rich Daniel (
Fri, 14 May 1999 07:37:47 -0400 (EDT)

> ...polynucleotides as templates to synthesize proteins...
> None of this speculative; each and every one of these steps has been
> experimentally demonstrated...

I missed this part. Where did Fox demonstrate the use of polynucleotides
(DNA? RNA? something else?) as templates for protein synthesis? I thought
in all his experiments where replication occurred, the proteins were the

> ...From there it is
> simply a matter of selection to coaxe protocells into producing a system in
> which catalytic activity and information storage are divided between two
> different types of macromolecules (proteins and DNA/RNA, respectively)...

Don't you already have this above?

Rich Daniel