(iBiology) A three-part video lecture by Dr. Jack Szostak exploring ancient earth's environment and the development of life, protocells, and chemical nucleic acid replication.
Explores three themes related to the chemical evolution of life: (1) model prebiotic reactions, (2) prebiotic molecules, and (3) synthesis of proto-biopolymers.
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(MIT Technology Review) Dr. David Deamer discusses his research into the origin of life and synthetic biology.
(Science) Reports on a paper that theorizes a scenario where all the building blocks for life could be gathered in one setting.
Lincoln, Tracey A., and Gerald F. Joyce. (2009). Self-sustained Replication of an RNA Enzyme. Science, 323(5918), 1229–1232. http://doi.org/10.1126/science.1167856
Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.
Uses molecular illustrations and animations to help describe origins of life research and theories.
From John Kyrk, learn about a cell membrane and how it works.