In the artificial chemistry chemlambda there exist molecules which can replicate, they have a metabolism and they may even die. They are called chemlambda quines, but a convenient shorter name is: microbes.
In this video you see 4 microbes which replicate in complex ways. They are based on a simpler microbe whose life can be seen live (as a suite of d3.js animations) at .
The video was done by screencasting the evolution of the molecule 5_16_quine_bubbles_hyb.mol and with the script quiner_experia, all available at the chemlambda GitHub repository .
 The birth and metabolism of a chemlambda quine. (browsers recommended: safari, chrome/chromium)
 The chemlambda repository: github.com/chorasimilarity/chemlambda-gui/blob/gh-pages/dynamic/README.md