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The Unselfish Molecule

Molecules. Credit: iStockphotoSelfish or altruistic? Where does it all start? Which side are you on, boy (girl, other)? Stand back, Mr. Dawkins?

Some scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have published a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that hypothesizes that a "a midwife molecule might have had on creating DNA’s Watson-Crick base pairs (A pairs with T, and G pairs with C). They found that the midwife used could determine the base pairing structure of the polymers that formed." Goddamn hippies.

Unselfish Molecules May Have Helped Give Birth to the Genetic Material of Life

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