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How did life begin on Earth and could it exist elsewhere? Simon Fraser University researchers in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Peter Unrau and Razvan Cojocaru have isolated a genetic clue – an enzyme known as an RNA polymerase – that provides new insights about the origins of life. The research was recently published in the journal Science.

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Learn more: 
Faculty profile webpage: Peter Unrau
The Unrau Laboratory
SFU Faculty of Science news article
Labroots.com article