PerspectiveBiochemistry

Many Paths to the Origin of Life

Science  17 Jan 2014:
Vol. 343, Issue 6168, pp. 259-260
DOI: 10.1126/science.1246704

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The origin of life remains a daunting mystery in part because rather than knowing too little, we increasingly know about too many possible mechanisms that might have led to the self-sustaining replication of nucleic acids and the cellularization of genetic material that is the basis of life on Earth.