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How Did Life Begin? Biochemical Evolution On Mineral Surfaces

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How did life begin on Earth? University of Chicago geophysicist Joseph V. Smith, in a recent Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences paper, provides a theory for how small organic molecules may have been able to assemble on the surfaces of minerals into self-replicating biomolecules--the essential building blocks of life.

How did life begin on Earth? University of Chicago geophysicist Joseph V. Smith, in a Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences paper published Tuesday, March 31, provides a theory for how small organic molecules may have been able to assemble on the surfaces of minerals into self-replicating biomolecules--the essential building blocks of life.


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