New insights into prebiotic chemistry from Stanley Miller's spark discharge experiments.

  title={New insights into prebiotic chemistry from Stanley Miller's spark discharge experiments.},
  author={Jeffrey L. Bada},
  journal={Chemical Society reviews},
  volume={42 5},
  • J. Bada
  • Published 11 February 2013
  • Biology
  • Chemical Society reviews
1953 was a banner year for biological chemistry: The double helix structure of DNA was published by Watson and Crick, Sanger's group announced the first amino acid sequence of a protein (insulin) and the synthesis of key biomolecules using simulated primordial Earth conditions has demonstrated by Miller. Miller's studies in particular transformed the study of the origin of life into a respectable field of inquiry and established the basis of prebiotic chemistry, a field of research that… 

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