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Apparently, after cells die, they can sometimes come back to life -- even if their DNA and organelles have been ripped apart. They apparently have natural repair mechanisms that can fix all that: https://www.quantamagazine.org/cell-death-anastasis-and-resurrection-20190708/
Jul 12 2019 01:07 PM
  • starspawn0's Photo
    It kind of makes sense: one theory about the emergence of cells says that proto-cells reproduced "statistically" and function "statistically". (Freeman Dyson calls this the "garbage bag theory" of the emergence of life.) These proto-cells are just a bag of chemicals that play off each other. Over time, the functioning becomes more streamlined and modular, leading to well-defined organelles and long chains of DNA and RNA.
    Jul 12 2019 05:04 PM
  • starspawn0's Photo
    When cells "die", the statistical structure remains intact; only the rigid modular structure gets broken apart. Returning to the realm of the living amounts to retracing steps through evolutionary history, from a form a little more organized than Dyson's "garbage bags", to perfectly-formed, present-day living cells.
    Jul 12 2019 05:09 PM
  • Erowind's Photo
    Very cool
    Jul 13 2019 01:45 AM