DNA's helix may have arisen with startling ease (Image 1)
Nicholas Hud researches the possible origins of life chemicals on early Earth, when many of them may have formed in puddles. He has produced good candidates for precursors of RNA in easy reactions and in plentiful quantities using triaminopyrimidine, Cyanuric acid, barbituric acid and melamine. [Image 1 of 4 related images. See Image 2.]
[Research supported by National Science Foundation grant CHE 15-04217.]
To learn more about this research, see the Georgia Tech news story The helix, of DNA fame, may have arisen with startling ease. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Aug. 19, 2019)
Credit: Georgia Tech/Fitrah Hamid
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