A simple model could explain how the first cell came into being

Posted on January 11, 2011 by

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It’s just a thought experiment, and there’s no real way to test it just yet. But it’s the first time we even have a possible working explanation for how Earth’s first tentative steps toward life might have happened. From these humble origins, protocells could eventually turn into more complicated structures, and life could begin. It’s a long and winding road from there to DNA and RNA, let alone modern life, but we’ve maybe identified one of the first crucial steps.

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