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Life emerged from oil

One approach to understanding the origin of life has been to construct chemical models of the cell. To represent the primitive cell membrane, researchers use various molecular assemblies. Among them, the “giant vesicle”, a micrometer-sized hollow structure

A “selfish ribosome” as the origin of cellular life

Could there have been a form of “life” that integrated genetic information, protein translation, and the molecular machinery necessary to replicate itself before the first cells? Might such an entity still exist within our cells as a

Evolutionary steps in the emergence of life have come into view

Human beings have had a keen interest for many years, on the way how life emerged and the reason why we are on the Earth. When researchers face up to the problem on the origin of life,