Martin Hanczyc

The line between life and not-life

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In his lab, Martin Hanczyc makes "protocells," experimental blobs of chemicals that behave like living cells. His work demonstrates how life might have first occurred on Earth ... and perhaps elsewhere too.

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Martin Hanczyc · Chemist

Martin Hanczyc explores the path between living and nonliving systems, using chemical droplets to study behavior of the earliest cells.

Martin Hanczyc explores the path between living and nonliving systems, using chemical droplets to study behavior of the earliest cells.