[meteorite-list] The new science of the origins of life

From: Paul H. <inselberg_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 7:18:31 -0400
Message-ID: <20150415071831.79ZL4.122454.imail_at_eastrmwml107>

Shawn Alan posted to the Meteorite-list on April 9, 2015
http://www.mail-archive.com/meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com/msg120870.html

"Hello Listers
Enjoy: The new science of the origins of life
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-04-02/the-new-science-of-the-origins-of-life/1434890 "

A recent and quite interesting paper concerning the
topic of the origin of life is:

New study hints at spontaneous appearance of
primordial DNA, University of Colorado at Boulde
Science Daily, April 7, 2015

"The self-organization properties of DNA-like
molecular fragments four billion years ago may
have guided their own growth into repeating
chemical chains long enough to act as a basis for
primitive life, says a new study."

Fraccia, T. P., G. P. Smith, G. Zanchetta, E.
Paraboschi, Y. Yi, D. M. Walba, G. Dieci, N. A.
Clark, and T. Bellini, 2015, Abiotic ligation of
DNA oligomers templated by their liquid crystal
ordering. Nature Communications, 2015; 6: 6424
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms7424


Paul H.
Received on Wed 15 Apr 2015 07:18:31 AM PDT

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