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University of California - San Diego

Jeffrey Bada, University of California - San Diego

Caption: Scripps Oceanography professor of Marine Chemistry Jeffrey Bada holds a preserved sample from a 1958 experiment done by "primordial soup" pioneer Stanley Miller. The residue in the sample contains amino acids created by the experiment. The samples had not undergone analysis until recently when Bada and colleagues discovered a wide range of amino acids using modern detection methods.

Credit: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

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