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self-rep·li·cat·ing

(sĕlf′rĕp′lĭ-kā′tĭng)
adj.
Replicating oneself or itself: self-replicating cells.

self′-rep′li·ca′tion n.

self-replicating

adj
(Computer Science) computing (of a computer virus, etc) reproducing itself

self′-rep′licating



adj.
1. reproducing itself by its own power or inherent nature.
2. making an exact copy or copies of itself, as a strand of DNA.
[1955–60]
self′-replica′tion, n.
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We become more sure of things when individual cells achieved self-replication and became, to all intents and purposes, living.
It is our hope that these studies will provide insights into open questions regarding the molecular origins of life, such as the non-enzymatic formation of rna oligomers capable of self-recognition and the simultaneous emergence of compartmentalization and self-replication.supranet thus seeks to break new ground in both equilibrium and far-from-equilibrium dynamic networks and is equally motivated by applied and fundamental challenges.
More importantly, as the country began to experience a burgeoning economy and rapidly increasing importance in the global art market, Chinese art was suddenly immersed in the illusive ecstasy of its own public "visibility." The promise of appearing on a broader, international stage and the accompanying market fever enticed the once avant-garde to descend into self-replication, branding, and the mass production of Political Pop and Gaudy Art (which enjoyed the most commercial success).
However, rather than seek to retread arguments about 'quality television', he takes a different stance, and argues that choice, diversity and creativity are not limited by a viral drive towards self-replication, but are produced in negotiated social and cultural contexts, which demand exploration.
"Here we established a method to achieve the longterm self-replication of megakaryocyte progenitors as an immortalized cell line, which could eventually contribute to large-scale cultivation and production of platelets," said senior author Koji Eto of Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo.
"Here we established a method to achieve the long-term self-replication of megakaryocyte progenitors as an immortalized cell line, which could eventually contribute to large-scale cultivation and production of platelets," said senior author Koji Eto of Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo.
In light of the Trojan's self-replication capabilities, a sharp rise in the number of attacks involving Neverquest can be expected, resulting in financial losses for users all over the world.
This self-replication, scientists agree, kick-started a biochemical process that would lead to the first organisms.
The images generated in the study show flu virus proteins in the act of self-replication, highlighting the virus's vulnerabilities that are sure to be of interest to drug developers.
The capacity for true self-replication seems totally unimaginable now, just like airplanes seemed some years ago, just like cellphones or the Internet seemed.
The process of natural selection classically understood presupposes the differential reproduction of living organisms and thus a preexisting mechanism of self-replication. Yet, self-replication in all extant cells depends upon functional (and therefore, sequence-specific, information-rich) proteins and nucleic acids.
Many viruses don't target specific computers, but are designed with more "generic" goals in mind, such as self-replication in which the damage to systems is a byproduct.