OoL digest — March 21st edition

This week we have 7 preprints and 9 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!

Artificial life

Emergence of Self-Reproducing Metabolisms as Recursive Algorithms in an Artificial Chemistry – Kruszewski et al. – Artificial Life


Assessment of Microbial Habitability Across Solar System Targets – Atri et al. – preprint

Color Catalogue of Life in Ice: Surface Biosignatures on Icy Worlds – Coelho et al. – Astrobiology

Opportunities for Technosignature Science in the Astro2020 Report – Haqq-Misra et al. – preprint

Science Objectives for Flagship-Class Mission Concepts for the Search for Evidence of Life at Enceladus – MacKenzie et al. – Astrobiology


Autocatalytic Sets: Complexity at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology – Hordijk – preprint

Water cycles in a Hadean CO2 atmosphere drive the evolution of long DNA – Ianeselli et al. – Nature Physics

A Nonenzymatic Analog of Pyrimidine Nucleobase Biosynthesis – Yi et al. – Angewandte Chemie


Evolutionary transition from a single RNA replicator to a multiple replicator network – Mizuuchi et al. – Nature Communications


Energy and Matter Supply for Active Droplets – Bauermann et al. – preprint


The role of porosity in H2/He production ratios in fracture fluids from the Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa – Karolytė et al. – Chemical Geology

Planetary Science

The curious consistency of carbon biosignatures over billions of years of Earth-life coevolution – Garcia et al. – The ISME Journal

Chemical Habitability: Supply and Retention of Life’s Essential Elements During Planet Formation – Krijt et al. – preprint

Geophysical Evolution During Rocky Planet Formation – Lichtenberg et al. – preprint

Continuous Habitable Zones: Using Bayesian Methods to Prioritize Characterization of Potentially Habitable Worlds – Ware et al. – preprint

Statistical Physics

Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamic Foundations of the Origin of Life – Michaelian – Foundations