RNA world
Early Code
Early Code
Jef Akst | Jun 3, 2015
New research points to key properties of transfer RNA molecules and amino acids that may have supported the origin of life on Earth.
From the Feature Well
From the Feature Well
Jef Akst | Dec 30, 2014
A review of The Scientist’s 2014 special issues, highlighting trending areas of research across the life sciences
RNA Origins
RNA Origins
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2014
See March 2014 Scientist to Watch Matthew Powner explain his work exploring the chemical origins of life on Earth.
Matthew Powner: Origin Solver
Matthew Powner: Origin Solver
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2014
Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University College London. Age: 32
Let There Be Life
Let There Be Life
Mary Beth Aberlin | Mar 1, 2014
How did Earth become biological?
RNA World 2.0
RNA World 2.0
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2014
Most scientists believe that ribonucleic acid played a key role in the origin of life on Earth, but the versatile molecule isn’t the whole story.