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Was RNA the original prebiotic molecule?

Where did life begin—in a shallow lagoon, or in a vent of superheated water spewing from the ocean floor? If we knew, we might know where to look for life elsewhere in the universe. The "RNA World" hypothesis, which suggests ...

dateSep 07, 2016 in Biochemistry
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A minimalist theory to predict protein movements

Proteins are large molecules that carry out all basic cell functions. In order to achieve this, they continually change shape by expanding or contracting parts; they hide surfaces or reveal them to interaction with other ...

dateSep 06, 2016 in Biochemistry
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