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Battle of the Bubbles May Have Sparked Evolution
The first survival-of-the-fittest competition was likely a physical duel between fatty bubbles stuffed with genetic material.
Clays May Have Aided Formation of Primordial Cells
HHMI researchers discover that clays may have played a pivotal role in the evolution of the first living cells.
Evidence that a Ribozyme Evolved Multiple Times
HHMI investigators report that the hammerhead ribozyme might have evolved multiple times.
Researchers Evolve New Proteins in the Test Tube
HHMI researchers subject proteins derived from 400 trillion random DNA sequences to natural selection in the test tube.
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A World Apart
A group of scientists with mammoth imaginations and the best biotech tools is piecing together a view of a prehistoric world where RNA ruled.
Engineering the Cell
Adam Arkin sees the cell as a mechanical system.
Artificial Life Episode
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Cover Story: I Am a Scientist
HHMI's EXROP program has helped hundreds of underrepresented minorities identify as researchers, a key step toward a science career.
A Structural Toolbox
No longer content with static snapshots, biologists are using a medley of techniques to get a global view of molecules at work.
The O'Shea Way
HHMI's new chief scientific officer Erin O'Shea applies an uncommon intensity to her research and training&151;of students and German shepherds.
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