Part of my project in progress: SPONCH
The fundamental ‘building blocks of life’ are sulfur, phosphorous, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon and hydrogen, which can be remembered by their combined first characters ‘SPONCH’.
So far reproduction and natural selection are the only means for organisms to adapt to the changing world around them.
But nowadays mankind is able with CRISPR/Cas9 and other genome editing tools to alter ourselves and other organisms.
The original SPONCH building blocks are soon to be replaced by self created and assembled building blocks; the new artificial building blocks of life…