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Model Sheds Light on Chemistry That Sparked Origin of Life

Science Daily

Science Daily and numerous other publications feature a study by experimental and theoretical biologist Stuart Kauffman and colleagues published in the journal Acta Biotheoretica that could help answer a longstanding scientific quandary: how life began on a molecular level. "By combining, splitting, and recombining to form new types of networks of their own subunits," the story explains, "the (team's molecular) models indicate that these subsets of molecules could give rise to increasingly large and complex networks of chemical reactions, and, presumably, life." Read the story at