OoL digest — May 22 edition

This week we have 13 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!

Artificial life

Capturing Emerging Complexity in Lenia
Jain et al. – preprint


Astrophysical parameters of M dwarfs with exoplanets
Cifuentes – preprint

Constraining the Thickness of the Atmosphere of TRAPPIST-1 b from its JWST Secondary Eclipse Observation
Ih et al. – preprint

Applying Novel Techniques from Physical and Biological Sciences to Life Detection
Jia et al. – Space: Science & Technology

An Accounting of Contamination Control Requirements, Implementation, and Verification of the Sample Tubes for the Mars 2020 Mission and Future Return Sample Science
Maltais et al. – Astrobiology

Theoretical Study on the Potential Existing Forms and Microwave Rotational Spectrum of Short-Chain Fatty Acids in Interstellar Space
Mu et al. – preprint

JWST Will Hunt for Dead Solar Systems—and Much More—in Its Second Year of Science
O’Callaghan – Scientific American


Metabolic homeostasis and growth in abiotic cells
Akbari et al. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


Reconstructing cell type evolution across species through cell phylogenies of single-cell RNAseq data
Mah et al. – preprint

Nothing in evolution makes sense except in the light of code biology
Prinz – Biosystems


De novo evolution of macroscopic multicellularity
Bozdag et al. – Nature

Structurally distinct mitoviruses: are they an ancestral lineage of the Mitoviridae exclusive to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Glomeromycotina)?
Ezawa et al. – mBio

Synthetic biology

Mechanochemical feedback loop drives persistent motion of liposomes
Fu et al. – Nature Physics