For years Quantum Mechanics was thought to apply to only the smallest of particles in the universe. The standard view of physics was thought to apply to the larger processes, especially biological ones. That view is changing.
The application of Quantum Mechanics to biological processes is a burgeoning and somewhat controversial field of study.
One of the prominent players in the field of Quantum Biology is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where research has led to intriguing ideas from how retinal proteins work to the synthesis of ATP. For a quick overview of their findings click here.
For a more extended and very humorous insight see MIT physicist Seth Lloyd’s in-depth discussion below.