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Study Shows Adding UV Light Helps Form 'Missing G' of RNA Building Blocks
June 14, 2010
For scientists attempting to understand how the building blocks of RNA originated on Earth, guanine has proven to be a particular challenge. By adding UV light to a model prebiotic reaction, researchers have discovered a route by which guanine could have been formed.
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