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How did life originate on Earth?

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How did life originate on Earth?

Origin of life:

Abiogenesis is the natural process by which living organisms have arisen from organic, non-living compounds. The modern hypothesis suggests the transition from non-living to living entities was likely a long evolutionary process involving hereditary replication, self-assembly, autocatalysis, and the formation of cell membranes. The RNA is believed by some scientists to be the first self-replicating molecule.

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The RNA was discovered in the early 1989s to be a self-replicating molecule capable of carrying genetic information and directing chemical reactions....

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Abiotic Synthesis & the Origin of Life

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