Quantum biology — in layman’s terms

There are some biological phenomena that could be potentially driven by the non-intuitive aspects of quantum theory such as tunneling, superposition and entanglement which are typically not in the subset of quantum mechanics that serves as the foundation for the standard chemistry (orbitals, valence shells etc) and biology most of us have learnt. Quantum biology attempts such an explorative study.

However, most of these models are still speculative and need further validation to establish it is indeed these non-intuitive quantum mechanisms that are behind these…