Synthetic connectivity, emergence, and self-regeneration in the network of prebiotic chemistry

@article{Woo2020SyntheticCE,
  title={Synthetic connectivity, emergence, and self-regeneration in the network of prebiotic chemistry},
  author={Agnieszka Wołoś and Rafał Roszak and Anna Żądło-Dobrowolska and Wiktor Beker and Barbara Mikulak-Klucznik and Grzegorz Sp{\'o}lnik and Mirosław Dygas and Sara Szymku{\'c} and Bartosz A. Grzybowski},
  journal={Science},
  year={2020},
  volume={369}
}
Mapping primordial reaction networks Chemists seeking to understand the origins of life have published a wide range of reactions that may have yielded the building blocks of proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids from simple precursors. Wołos et al. scoured the literature to document each such reaction class and then wrote software that applied the reactions first to the simplest compounds such as cyanide, water, and ammonia, and then iteratively to each successive generation of products. The… 

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