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In NPR blog post, UVM Professor Reports on Meeting Addressing the Origins of Life

Complex systems expert Stuart Kauffman, an experimental and theoretical biologist, frequently posts on National Public Radio's blog, "13.7: Cosmos and Culture." In this recent piece, “Chasing The Seeds Of Life,” Kauffman describes a meeting in which competing scientific theories – that either RNA or a molecule which replicates itself by catalyzing two simpler molecules was the precursor of DNA. Kauffman supports the meeting’s agenda to “get the research community organized behind a common effort…fostering international collaboration.” Read the post...