RNA-based electron transport–keeping the RNA world hypothesis alive!

RNA-based electron transport--keeping the RNA world hypothesis alive!

A Georgia Tech Team has discovered that RNA interacting with iron (an abundant element int he primordial world) can actually serve as the basis for electron transport. As you know, the ETC plays a critical role in the biochemistry of living things. Now knowing that RNA can function in this important role further pushes the importance of an amazing question: what CAN’T RNA do?


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