Loren Williams and Jessica Bowman

Loren Williams and Jessica Bowman

Jessica Bowman (left) and Loren Williams from the Georgia Tech School of Chemistry and Biochemistry assess a gel showing that RNA is not degraded by iron if oxygen is omitted. Based on these results, Williams hypothesizes that RNA evolved on the early earth in the presence of iron and is optimized to work with iron. (Credit: Gary Meek)

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Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Environment, Life Sciences and Biology, Research
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College of Sciences, Early Earth, iron, Loren Williams, magnesium, Origin Of Life, RNA, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
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  • Created On: Dec 3, 2015 - 4:37pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:45pm