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08/12/1947 Ribozyme discoverer is born


Tom Cech (University of Colorado, Boulder/HHMI): Discovering Ribozymes


What Is the RNA World Hypothesis?

American biochemist and molecular biologist Thomas Cech is most famous for his discovery of ribozymes (with Sidney Altman). A ribozyme is an RNA molecule which can catalyze chemical reactions. According to the later developed RNA world hypothesis, first living organisms on Earth were similar to today's ribozymes.
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