Understanding self-replication

  Nathalie Q. Balaban  
Racah Institute of Physics
The Hebrew University

The process of self-replication is at the core of Biological systems. Therefore, understanding the constraints that act on the process of self-replication is crucial. However, little is known about the physical and evolutionary constraints that shape the observed behavior of Biological Systems. Recent experimental data showing that the process of self-replication in various organisms is governed by basic laws will be presented.