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The Miller-Urey experiment

  1. Aug 11, 2014 #1
    For some time now, I have been fascinated by the Miller-Urey experiment. However, after watching many videos and reading articles, I find that many people either agree and disagree about the validity of the process. I would like to understand the process with a little more depth than what I have found thus far. I would appreciate any thoughts on the topic, as well as some links to any sites that can shine some light on it. Also, I would like to know if there has ever been any molecules found that are able to self-replicate.
    Thanks in advance for your replies.
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  3. Aug 11, 2014 #2


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  4. Aug 18, 2014 #3
    The Miller-Urey experiment paved the way for many more recent and probably more valid (at least in the eyes of those that would question MU's validity) experiments.

    Self-replication is tricky business. The most progress has been made with catalytic RNAs. I wrote my undergrad thesis on this topic, so if you'd like to take a look and get some more sources, I've attached it.

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