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Origin of life: Nascence man

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Like an alchemist of yore, Mike Russell is taking basic elements and trying to transform them — not into gold, but into the stirrings of life, John Whitfield reports.

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  • 17 June 2009

    The News Feature 'Sucking it up' ( Nature 458, 1094–1097; 2009) incorrectly stated that Global Thermostat is waiting for venture-capital funding to build a prototype for the capture of CO2 from the air. It already has sufficient funding in place. The News story 'Funding struggle for mercury monitoring' ( Nature 459, 620–621; 2009) erroneously located Changbai Mountain in Taiwan.


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Whitfield, J. Origin of life: Nascence man. Nature 459, 316–319 (2009).

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