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Primordial Soup Gets Spicier


March 21, 2011

samples from an experiment by Stanley Miller Stanley Miller gained fame with his 1953 experiment showing the synthesis of organic compounds thought to be important in setting the origin of life in motion.  Recently, a former student discovered and re-analyzed some samples using techniques not available to Miller.  The results suggest that far more organic compounds than previously thought existed on early planet Earth. Full Story

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Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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