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DNA Building Blocks Can Be Made in Space

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NASA-funded researchers have evidence that some building blocks of DNA, the molecule that carries the genetic instructions for life, found in meteorites were likely created in space. The research gives support to the theory that a “kit” of ready-made parts created in space and delivered to Earth by meteorite and comet impacts assisted the origin of life.

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Written by physicsgg

August 9, 2011 at 7:36 am

Posted in ASTROBIOLOGY, BIOLOGY

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