directed evolution

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1. Scientifically, a powerful approach to the production of molecules with desirable properties through sequential rounds of synthesis, each round being informed by data on the properties of the previous set. The method has been applied to producing novel peptide ligands and various enzymes with improved characteristics.

2. Theologically, the creationist view that biological systems are so complex that there must have been an external director (i.e. a creator deity). There is no evidence to support this belief.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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