Possible origin of DNA/RNA
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04-05-2016, 09:14 AM
Possible origin of DNA/RNA
According to a recent article in Nature Communications, a team at Georgia Tech has demonstrated that some nucleotides spontaneously form helical structures. Granted, these nucleotides are not the ones that are found in the DNA that we currently see but it is a very interesting find.

The journal is open access so if you're interested in reading it, it's free.

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04-05-2016, 07:46 PM
RE: Possible origin of DNA/RNA
(04-05-2016 09:14 AM)The Organic Chemist Wrote:  According to a recent article in Nature Communications, a team at Georgia Tech has demonstrated that some nucleotides spontaneously form helical structures. Granted, these nucleotides are not the ones that are found in the DNA that we currently see but it is a very interesting find.

The journal is open access so if you're interested in reading it, it's free.

Interesting. I read it for a bit, but I lack the necessary education to understand a lot of the chemical terminology.
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