Yes. However it seems to be news of a new technique for studying the organising principles of life, rather than any results from such study. A different approach is taken by Jeremy England at MIT. He has a very interesting hypothesis that life is a natural result of the tendency in thermodynamics for entropy to increase. https://www.quantamagazine.org/a-new-thermodynamics-theory-of-the-origin-of-life-20140122 His claim is that living things dissipate heat ( i.e. increase entropy) more effectively than inanimate matter and that there is therefore a natural driving force towards the development of structures that do that. That they do so by virtue of becoming themselves more organised is a nice irony of the hypothesis. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!