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Scientists may have just found the chemical "missing link" for the origins of life on Earth

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 08, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Greg Beach) last modified Nov 07, 2017

In attempting to recreate the conditions of Earth circa billions of years ago, a research team may have uncovered a key "missing link" in our knowledge of the origin of life on Earth. The discovery of diamidophosphate, or DAP, a compound that may have been present in early Earth and, importantly, could have endured phosphorylation, an essential process in protein function, is an exciting step forward in understanding how early life emerged from various ingredients and conditions. "It reminds me...





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