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→ Researchers Accidentally Create Metabolism Without a Cell

Discovery shows that oceanic metabolic processes could have, over time, engendered the conditions necessary for RNA precursors to appear.

A graduate student who took a shortcut during a quality control procedure at the University of Cambridge accidentally discovered the first evidence of metabolism occurring outside a cell. The unexpected result may help to lift another veil on the mystery that is the origin of life.

The student, who was working in Markus Ralser’s lab, detected pyruvate in a cell culture medium that hadn’t been used yet. It shouldn’t have been there. Pyruvate is a product of glycolysis, the metabolic pathway that breaks down the sugar glucose in one of the many steps that lead to the production of ATP, the energy storing molecule that makes our cells tick…

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This is horrifying hahaha. (Via @amberbenson)

In which human reproduction seriously sounds like the Game of Thrones.

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