SETI bioastro: Artificial Enzyme Able to Synthesize RNA

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From: Larry Klaes (larry.klaes@incent.com)
Date: Tue May 22 2001 - 11:02:07 PDT


Artificial Enzyme Able to Synthesize RNA

 http://www.spacedaily.com/news/life-01n.html

 Cambridge - May 17, 2001 - In some of the strongest evidence yet to support
the RNA world -- an era in early evolution when life forms depended on
RNA -- scientists at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research have
created an RNA catalyst, or a ribozyme, that possesses some of the key
properties needed to sustain life in such a world.


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