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Early-Earth Cells Modeled to Show How First Life Forms Might Have Packaged RNA

Caption: Shown are RNA strands (blue) and RNA enzymes (red) coming together within droplets of dextran. Scientists at Penn State have shown that this compartmentalization helps to catalyze chemical reactions.

Credit: C. A. Strulson, Penn State University

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