Publication: Chemical reaction self-organization offers new insights into the Origin of Life

Four billion years ago, Life emerged from the prebiotic environment. We know many building blocks required for Life may have been present at this point. However, Life is more than the sum of its components. These collections of chemical building blocks had to work together to create Life using only information from their environment and their reactivity. Understanding this phenomenon, ‘self-organization’,is a key piece of the puzzle in understanding the Origin of Life. Our latest work published in Nature Chemistry offers a first glimpse of how patterns in chemical reactivity and the environment can come together to organise systems of chemical reactions.

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