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Origin & Evolution of Life: July 2019


Peptides, one of the fundamental building blocks of life, can be formed from the primitive precursors of amino acids under conditions similar to those expected on the primordial Earth, finds a new UCL study.

Potential precursors to life on Earth form from a variety of complex mixtures, according to a team of scientists who say this could point to the development of building blocks crucial to forming genetic molecules for the origins of life on Earth.

The ocean as we understand it today was shaped by a global evolutionary regime shift around 170 million years ago, according to new research.