Your Ancestors in a Test Tube: Possibly Very Soon!

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FOUR BILLION years before present: the surface of a newly formed planet around a medium-sized star is beginning to cool down. It's a violent place, bombarded by meteorites and riven by volcanic eruptions, with an atmosphere full of toxic gases. But almost as soon as water begins to form pools and oceans on its surface, something extraordinary happens. A molecule, or perhaps a set of molecules, capable of replicating itself arises.

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I wrote a book review of an autobiography of Seymo... by GLloyd Rowsey on Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011 at 8:51:28 AM
other than dramatically limiting them. Howeve... by Daniel Geery on Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011 at 11:27:19 AM