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Researchers insert a synthetic primordial protein into a living organism.

Rice University reverse-engineers a synthetic primordial ferredoxin protein and inserts it into a living bacteria. Accordingly, it successfully powered the cell's metabolism, growth, and reproduction.

In early evolution, the duplication of genes is an important event that resulted in new genes and genetically novel organisms.  For instance, a small soluble iron-sulfur protein known as ferredoxin is found in both modern and ancient entities. Indeed, this commonplace molecule is responsible for mediating electron transfer in a range of metabolic reactions. Ancient protein fuels modern cells Now,

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