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New method developed to investigate origin of life


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Posted 08 September 2008 - 08:41 AM

news icon rScientists at Penn State have developed a new computational method that they say will help them to understand how life began on Earth.

The team's method has the potential to trace the evolutionary histories of proteins all the way back to either cells or viruses, thus settling the debate once and for all over which of these life forms came first.

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 09:07 AM

Once they figure out which came first between the virus and the cell, then maybe they can turn their giant intelligence to answer which came first between the chicken and the egg. grin2.gif

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 09:12 AM

Egg.





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