Bad news about not having a cell – you need one. You and I depend on oxygen in order to live. But, oh dear, oxygen is a highly reactive chemical and will rip our DNA and RNA to shreds if they come into contact with it, which tends to happen, what with all the air and water everywhere, which is one reason why DNA has to hide behind a cell wall, so that any oxygen is only dealt with in a controlled and safe environment. But cell walls don’t just happen – they are constructed… by cells. So you need to have a cell, before you can have DNA – but you need DNA before you can have a cell. Consequently, you don’t start off with dead chemicals, wait a bit, and then get life.