Professor Lee Cronin is trying to create synthetic life in a Glasgow laboratory – giving non-living materials like sand, rock and metal the ability to divide and multiply like biological cells. If he succeeds he will have answered two of science’s biggest questions: how did life on earth start? And could there be life on other planets?
But Lee has a problem – despite being a highly successful chemistry professor, people are beginning to question how realistic his theory is. And worse than that, he has publicly set himself a deadline, which has now arrived…
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