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- See also changes related to Self-replication, or pages that link to Self-replication or to this page or whose text .
- Biochemistry : The chemistry of living things; a field of both biology and chemistry.
- Life : Living systems, of which biologists seek the commonalities distinguishing them from nonliving systems.
- Origin of life : How did self-replicating biochemistry and cells arise from the prebiotic world approximately four billion years ago? Aka abiogenesis.
- Cell (biology) : The basic unit of life, consisting of biochemical networks enclosed by a membrane.
- Evolution of cells : The birth of cells marked the passage from pre-biotic chemistry to partitioned units resembling modern cells.
- Gene : The functional unit of heredity.
- Genetic code : Add brief definition or description
- Horizontal gene transfer : Transfer of genetic material to a being other than one of the donor's offspring.
- Quine (computer program) : Add brief definition or description
- Ribosome : A supramolecular structure in cells made from proteins and RNA; it is the machine that translates the genetic code and synthesizes amino acids into the correct protein sequence.
- Ribozyme : A ribonucleic acid with catalytic activity.
- Synthetic biology : The study of artificial life forms.
- Theoretical biology : The study of biological systems by theoretical means.
- Virus (biology) : A microscopic particle that can infect the cells of a biological organism and can reproduce only with the assistance of the cells it infects.