Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere

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  • A. G. Cairns-Smith
  • P. S. Braterman
Symposium 4 — What were the First Self-Replicating Systems?


Organic Chemistry Geochemistry Crystal Gene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Cairns-Smith
    • 1
  • P. S. Braterman
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of ChemistryGlasgow UniversityUK

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