Comment for Chemistry World News on a recent article by A. Wolos et al “Synthetic connectivity, emergence, and self-regeneration in the network of prebiotic chemistry” published in Science.
It is great to see the use of computers to combine our chemical knowledge, to enable predicting new chemical pathways. The team, previously known for software Chematica, lead by Bartosz Grzybowski and Sara Szymkuć, demonstrated how this can be used to map-out reactions from most simple early Earth ones towards the building blocks of life.
- Chemistry World News “Algorithm discovers how six simple molecules could evolve into life’s building blocks” by Patrick Hughes, 30th Sep 2020
- Wołos, Agnieszka, Rafał Roszak, Anna Żądło-Dobrowolska, Wiktor Beker, Barbara Mikulak-Klucznik, Grzegorz Spólnik, Mirosław Dygas, Sara Szymkuć, and Bartosz A. Grzybowski. “Synthetic connectivity, emergence, and self-regeneration in the network of prebiotic chemistry.” Science 369, no. 6511 (2020).
- Grzybowski, Bartosz A., Sara Szymkuć, Ewa P. Gajewska, Karol Molga, Piotr Dittwald, Agnieszka Wołos, and Tomasz Klucznik. “Chematica: A story of computer code that started to think like a chemist.” Chem 4, no. 3 (2018): 390-398.
- Chematica Wiki Page