RNA was a key ingredient in primordial soup that led to life

May 20, 2013 1:22 PM

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RNA was a key ingredient in primordial soup that led to life

How did we go from a lifeless Earth with no oxygen to a planet teeming with life and that essential element? Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found one crucial clue: iron and RNA.

The team managed to re-create conditions of life on Earth 3 billion years ago and"revived" a function of RNA that may have subsided after the rise of DNA.

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