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Life 2015, 5(4), 1583-1586;

The RNA World: 4,000,000,050 years old

Department of Chemistry, Portland State University, PO Box 751, Portland OR 97207, USA
Academic Editor: Helga Stan-Lotter
Received: 13 October 2015 / Accepted: 13 October 2015 / Published: 22 October 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Origins and Early Evolution of RNA)
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The RNA World is now some four billion years behind us, but only recently turned 50 as a human hypothesis. [...] View Full-Text
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