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Primordial Soup Gets Spicier
March 21, 2011
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.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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