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|Science in the news: Theories on life origin take new directions|
With widening recognition that the traditional mechanistic models for the origin of life are fatally flawed,1,2 many researchers are straining for alternatives. Their new hope for self-assembled life comes mainly from findings reported this summer in Science magazine. Recent experiments have shown that RNA molecules may be more flexible than we once thought, better able to help "pull things together" to form life molecules. The suggestion is made in these articles that all biochemicals might evolve rather straightforwardly and naturally from primordial RNA molecules.