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Autocatalytic sets in E. coli metabolism

A new autocatalytic sets paper was just published in the Journal of Systems Chemistry. In this paper, co-authors Sousa, Hordijk, Steel, and Martin show that the metabolic network of E. coli forms an autocatalytic set. They also perform several analyses … Continue reading

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Permission to use Escher image

We now have official permission from the M.C. Escher Company to use part of Escher’s ‘Metamorphosis II’ print in the banner of our website. We felt that the left part of this image forms an appropriate graphical metaphor for how … Continue reading

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Interview with Kauffman

A whirlwind interview with Stuart Kauffman appeared in Scientific American recently, as part of John Horgan’s weekly column. Horgan seems to be stepping back a bit from his earlier, rather harsh, criticism of complexity science. This interview covers a wide … Continue reading

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New paper out

A perspectives paper on “autocatalytic sets and boundaries” was just published in the Journal of Systems Chemistry. In this paper, co-authors Hordijk & Steel explore the relationship between autopoietic systems, the chemoton model, and autocatalytic sets in more detail. They … Continue reading

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Preliminary website available

A preliminary version of the COOLscience Club website is now available. Please check back regularly for updates.

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