Exist ‘something great’ that makes it possible for a living body to maintain its life

Kazuo Murakami:

“People casually speak of life, saying ‘I am living’. However, nobody on earth lives solely by their own capability. I have been studying the research done to decode the human genetic code. I was fascinated by the splendid technology that enabled us to do this research. However, one day I became aware of a much more amazing fact. It is this:

The genetic code is equivalent to the information contained in thousands of books, yet it is written in an infinitesimally small space.

And still, it can be decoded accurately and ceaselessly by a cell for the purpose of making a living body maintain its life.

What makes this possible? Not the human intellect or any technological device, but the great power of the nature. I call this ‘something great’. If we could truly understand this fact, our future would be more hopeful.

Kazuo Murakami
(Nara, Japan, 1936)
Doctor in Molecular Chemistry from the University of Kyoto, Japan (1964).
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, USA (1976).
Professor at the Institute of Applied Biochemistry, University of Tsukuba, Japan (1978).
Professor Emeritus of the University of Tsukuba (1999).
Academy Award of Japan

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