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20/12/1994 Scholar of life's origins dies


Origin of Life - How Life Started on Earth


Origin of Life

Sri Lankan chemist Cyril Ponnamperuma researched the origin of life on Earth. His work was based on his predecessors Harold Urey and Stanley Miller. They demonstrated spontaneous synthesis of organic molecules in conditions similar to the young Earth. Ponnamperuma focused on producing compounds related to the nucleic acids.
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