New research suggests life on Earth became more diverse because of a change in biology related to stem cells, not just rising oxygen levels.
Researchers have discovered that chemically active droplets grow to a set size and then divide on their own accord in a way that’s very similar to living cell division. The discovery could help us understand how the very first living cells initially evolved from protocells billions of years ago, though much more research is still ahead of us.
New research suggests microbes named after the mythological beings of Norse mythology are the earliest ancestors of human life on Earth. While these microbes have not been specifically observed, evidence of their existence can be found in their DNA in other organisms.
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