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Chemists at the University of California, Davis, have engineered blue-green algae to grow chemical precursors for fuels and plastics -- the first step in replacing fossil fuels as raw materials for the chemical industry.
Before DNA became the Earth's primary genetic material over 3.5 million years ago, scientists believe forms of life used RNA to encode genetic instructions. What came before RNA, though?
Cyanobacteria are among the most primitive living beings, aged over 3,500 million years old.
An Arizona State University research team has developed a process that removes a key obstacle to producing lower-cost, renewable biofuels.
Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and their colleagues at Creighton University have deciphered the highly unusual molecular structure of a naturally produced
Did life shape the early Earth, or did the early Earth shape life? The choice may be a false dichotomy, but living without light, water or oxygen gave the earliest microbes a limited menu to order their lives around. A scientist has proposed that evolution is the primary driving force in the early Earth's development.
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