RNA evolution and the origins of life

@article{Joyce1989RNAEA,
  title={RNA evolution and the origins of life},
  author={G. F. Joyce},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1989},
  volume={338},
  pages={217-224}
}
  • G. F. Joyce
  • Published 1989
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The evolution of RNA is likely to have played an important role in the very early history of life on Earth but it is doubtful that life began with RNA. Consideration of what came before RNA must take into account relevant information from geochemistry, prebiotic chemistry and nucleic acid biochemistry. 
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