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Thomas Carell

Novel RNA and peptide species thought to have sparked evolution of complex life

Researcher: According to the new theory, a decisive element at the beginning was the presence of RNA molecules that could adorn themselves with amino acids and peptides and so join them into larger peptide structures. "RNA developed slowly into a constantly improving amino acid linking catalyst," says Carell. (He talks about the emergence of "information-coding properties" as if that would just happen.) Read More ›