Loren Williams RNA and iron on early earth

Loren Williams RNA and iron on early earth

Loren Williams, professor in the Georgia Tech School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, used experiments and numerical calculations to show that in plausible early earth conditions, iron can substitute for magnesium in RNA binding, folding and catalysis. (Credit: Gary Meek)

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Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 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 By: Abby Vogel Robinson
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  • Created On: Dec 3, 2015 - 4:37pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:45pm