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Unformatted text preview: polymers are heated to 130C to 180C and then cooled in water to 25C - 0C proteinoid microspheres form. These provide evidence that simple cells could have formed from some of the earliest compounds. Progress has also been made on the synthesis of nucleic acids. One significant bit of evidence, much further down the line, was the discovery of catalytic RNAs that performed enzyme like functions. This, and other evidence, suggested that RNA may be ancestral and DNA is a derived molecule for the storage of genetic material....
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