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Origin & Evolution of Life: October 2020


Membraneless compartments--models for a potential step in the early evolution of cells--have been shown to persist or form, disappear, and reform in predictable ways through multiple cycles of dehydration and rehydration.

Organic molecules formed the basis for the evolution of life. But how could inorganic precursors have given rise to them?

Bacteria are a dominant form of life that inhabit every environment on Earth. This includes human bodies, where they outnumber our cells and genes and regulate our existence for good or bad.