by Orin, December 30, 2010 5:23 PM
Most everyone knows about DNA, the molecular double helix that contains our genetic information. But, few outside the world of biochemistry are familiar with RNA. Yet research over the past 30 years strongly suggests a primordial world of RNA-based organisms near the origin of life on Earth. Life from an RNA World offers a clear account of the latest developments in the scientific quest for the origins of life, written for interested non-specialists.