Biologists and physicists collaborate to investigate "quantum biology"Quicklink submitted by Kyle McDermott Permalink
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|Renowned as one of science's strangest areas, where particles behave in extraordinary, counter-intuitive ways, quantum effects are inspiring the emerging field of quantum biology and could lead to exciting discoveries in different areas of biology. 'We think that entanglement is a really fragile phenomenon and it involves only a small number of particles and it's very difficult to generate and manipulate and so on. 'But then at some stage I think this story changed significantly' and I realised that in fact it shouldn't be that difficult to witness the presence of entanglement in macroscopic objects. 'Given that biology is nothing but an application of the laws of chemistry and given that chemistry is nothing but quantum physics really, then biology should actually find instances where entanglement and quantum coherence plays a role.'|
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