If the World Started Over, Would Life Evolve the Same Way? | WIRED
I think US foreign policy is bent on finding out the answer.
In his fourth-floor lab at Harvard University, Michael Desai has created hundreds of identical worlds in order to watch evolution at work. Each of his meticulously controlled environments is home to a separate strain of baker’s yeast. Every 12 hours, Desai’s robot assistants pluck out the fastest-gr…