Posted on May 14, 2009 at 12:06pm
Life’s First Spark Re-Created in the Laboratory
By Brandon Keim May 13, 2009 | 1:40 pm | Categories: Miscellaneous
A fundamental but elusive step in the early evolution of life on Earth has been replicated in a laboratory.
Researchers synthesized the basic ingredients of RNA, a molecule from which the simplest self-replicating structures are made. Until now, they couldn’t explain how these ingredients might have formed.
“It’s like molecular choreography,… Continue