How Cell Membranes May Have Kicked Off the Origin of Life

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(Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab)

(Inside Science) — Experts believe the building blocks of life first bumped into each other about 3.5 billion years ago. This serendipitous collision somehow helped form the first rudimentary cell — and the first life on Earth.

At least, that’s been the predominant theory. Now, a team of scientists from the University of Washington is challenging this idea in a paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Ac

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