According to the same source, the newly created RNA molecule also plays by the rules of Darwin’s controversial Theory of Evolution. The molecule is able to diversify in a complex way.
We found that the single RNA species evolved into a complex replication system: a replicator network comprising five types of RNAs with diverse interactions, supporting the plausibility of a long-envisioned evolutionary transition scenario.
Otherwise, scientists still have not responded to the age-old question “what’s the origin of life?”. But they’re confident that their discovery could play a role in solving that huge conundrum.