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life origin

Saturday 14 January 2006



Abiogenesis is the natural process of life arising from non-living matter, such as simple organic compounds. It is thought to have occurred on Earth between 3.8 and 4.1 billion years ago,

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- life


- Koonin EV, Martin W. On the origin of genomes and cells within inorganic compartments. Trends Genet. 2005 Dec;21(12):647-54. PMID: 16223546