Earth's Oldest Rocks Hold Essential Ingredient for Life
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A critical building block for creating the first life on Earth was found in 3.8-billion-year-old rocks from Isua, Greenland, researchers reported this week here at the annual Goldschmidt geochemistry conference. For the first time ...
Athens High School students honored during Academic Awards Night
The Athens Messenger
Athens Education Association — Sydney Porter, Heather Wolf; Athens Downtown Kiwanis Scholarship — Alexa Williams, Breanna Watson; Athens Kiwanis Scholarship — Brynn Cooley; Athens Masons Scholarship — Brynn Cooley, Rebecca Bycofski; Athens ...
RNA --Does It Harbor a Clue to the Origin of Life on Earth?
The Daily Galaxy (blog)
How did life on Earth begin? An giant step toward solving this puzzle was taken in the 1980's with the Nobel Prize–winning discovery by Tom Cech and Sidney Altman that RNA, the sister molecule of DNA, can catalyze certain chemical reactions inside ...
Celebrating Canadian science
Sidney Altman was born to a working class immigrant family in Montreal's west side in 1939. With the financial support of his ... of the catalytic properties of RNA. In 1989, along with American Thomas Cech, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.