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Molecules Assemble in Water, Hint at Origins of Life


February 20, 2013

Nicholas Hud in the lab 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. Full Story

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