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Wednesday, 06 June, 2012

Chemical Evolution

Imposing order on the primordial soup

Life began in a chemical soup when molecular precursors spontaneously assembled to form short nucleic acids. But how could these molecules replicate and transmit information in the absence of proteins? With the aid of temperature variations, perhaps.


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Publication "Thermal, Autonomous Replicator Made from Transfer RNA"