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Scientists Propose the Kind of Chemistry That Led to Life
June 8, 2007
Scientists have developed a model explaining how simple chemical and physical processes may have laid the foundation for life. The basic idea is that simple principles of chemical interactions allow for a kind of natural selection on a micro scale: enzymes can cooperate and compete with each other in simple ways, leading to arrangements that can become stable, or "locked in."
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