Growing Simple Cells with the Help of... Soap?

Clip: Season 47 Episode 19 | 7m 11s | Video has closed captioning.

In the days of proto-life, less-stable membranes built out of simple molecules, like those in soap, may have been an advantage.

Aired: 02/17/21

Rating: NR

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