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A Big Repeating Molecule May Be What Defines Life
Jul 6, 2017
Such a structure could be detected on other worlds.
Building-blocks of life
May 18, 2016
Biological evolution was preceded by a long phase of chemical evolution during which precursors of biopolymers accumulated.
Missing Links Brewed in Primordial Puddles?
Apr 26, 2016
The crucibles that bore out early building blocks of life may have been, in many cases, modest puddles.
Origin of Life: Sorting the wheat from the chaff
Apr 14, 2016
Temperature gradients within pores in rock could have separated primitive biopolymers based on their sequences -- a vital precondition for the origin of life.
How The Code Of Life Passed Through Primitive Kinds Of Cells
Jan 15, 2015
Life's origins are a mystery to scientists, but every year they get a little bit closer to understanding what made it possible on Earth — and possibly, other planets or moons.