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Ancient Fossilized Sea Creatures Yield Oldest Biomolecules Isolated Directly From a Fossil

February 18, 2013

species of the sea animals known as crinoids Though scientists have long believed that complex organic molecules couldn't survive fossilization, some 350 million-year-old remains of aquatic sea creatures uncovered in Ohio, Indiana and Iowa have challenged that assumption. Full Story

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