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Molecules Assemble in Water, Hint at Origins of Life
February 20, 2013
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are exploring an alternate theory for the origin of RNA: They think the RNA bases may have evolved from a pair of molecules distinct from the bases we have today. This theory looks increasingly attractive, as the Georgia Tech group was able to achieve efficient, highly ordered self-assembly in water with small molecules that are similar to the bases of RNA.
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