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Is it life Jim

  1. Nov 23, 2007 #1

    wolram

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    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071122151148.htm

    ScienceDaily (Nov. 23, 2007) — A team led by the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Milan has discovered some unexpected forms of liquid crystals of ultrashort DNA molecules immersed in water, providing a new scenario for a key step in the emergence of life on Earth.
     
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  3. Nov 23, 2007 #2

    Mk

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    I don't quite understand what happened. They put in DNA, liquid crystal, and water, and the DNA fit together sometimes?
     
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  4. Nov 23, 2007 #3

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    I think the point is how DNA could have replicated before cells evolved.
     
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  5. Nov 24, 2007 #4

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    But its getting the DNA in the first place that's the hard part......

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