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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Origin of Life: Hypothesis Traces First Protocells Back to Emergence of Cell Membrane Bioenergetics
A coherent pathway -- which starts from no more than rocks, water and carbon dioxide and leads to the emergence of the strange bio-energetic properties of living cells -- has been traced for the first time in a major hypothesis paper in Cell this week.
Science Daily on Dec. 20, 2012 Reference : Nick Lane, William F. Martin. The Origin of Membrane Bioenergetics. Cell, 2012; 151 (7): 1406