Latest RNA world hypothesis Stories
A chemical model developed by a team of US researchers shows how the Earth's first life forms may have packaged the genetic coding material known as RNA.
Researchers have created artificial genetic material known as Xenonucleic acids, or XNAs, that can store information and evolve over generations in a comparable way to DNA.
Computer engineers may have just provided the medical community a new way of figuring out exactly how one of the three building blocks of life forms and functions.
In the chemistry of the living world, a pair of nucleic acids—DNA and RNA—reign supreme.
UC Merced professor coauthors paper published in Nature Chemistry, offering insight into how naturally occurring RNA precursors may have formed on Earth billions of years ago.
RNA plays a critical role in directing the creation of proteins, but there is more to the life of an RNA molecule than simply carrying DNA's message.
Scientists are reporting an advance in overcoming a major barrier to the use of the genetic material RNA in nanotechnology â€” the field that involves building machines thousands of times smaller than the width of a human hair and now is dominated by its cousin, DNA.
A Europe-wide network of labs focusing on RNA research is needed to make the most of RNA's high potential for treating a wide range of diseases.
Within a dangerous stomach bacterium, Yale University researchers have discovered an ancient but functioning genetic remnant from a time before DNA existed, they report in the August 13 issue of the journal Science.
An extremely small RNA molecule created by a University of Colorado at Boulder team can catalyze a key reaction needed to synthesize proteins, the building blocks of life.