How did DNA evolve?

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How did DNA evolve?
« on: 04/02/2010 10:34:20 »
What were the processes that lead to the creation of functional DNA?



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Re: How did DNA evolve?
« Reply #1 on: 04/02/2010 13:06:09 »
DNA is too complex to have formed in the first organism. Abiogenesis is a complex subject, here is a good video explaining it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6QYDdgP9eg

Edit: Thanks for changing your post to make this one seem less relevant latebind.
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How did DNA evolve?
« Reply #2 on: 19/02/2010 08:50:07 »
This news item - http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/news/news/1710/ - describes the work of chemist John Sutherland, who has been working out how nature came up with genetic "letters" in the first place...

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How did DNA evolve?
« Reply #3 on: 24/02/2010 12:56:58 »
And are there other possible ways of encoding information biologically such that evolution and life could exist in alternate forms?
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