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Why, and how did life settle on L-amino acids and D-nucleic acids? And what are the prospects for finding life of opposite "handedness" elsewhere in the universe?
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Life on Earth has settled exclusively on D-nucleic acids and L-amino acids in proteins. And many enzymes only act on substrates of a specific chirality. However, lab studies have shown that both …
I have over 10 years of experience in origins-of-life research. This research has spanned molecular evolution of RNA and DNA to explore the limitations of nucleic acid catalysts as well as my current …