OoL digest — January 2 edition

This week we have 2 preprint and 11 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!


Protective Effects of Halite to Vacuum and Vacuum-Ultraviolet Radiation: A Potential Scenario During a Young Sun Superflare – Abrevaya et al. – Astrobiology

Ice Transit and Performance Analysis for Cryorobotic Subglacial Access Missions on Earth and Europa – Boxberg et al. – Astrobiology

Biosignatures Preserved in Carbonate Nodules from the Western Qaidam Basin, NW China: Implications for Life Detection on Mars – Chen et al. – Astrobiology

A 3-Dimension Model of Volcanism Volatiles Contribution on Atmospheric Chemical Abundance of Habitable Planets – Huang et al. – preprint

The Design and Delivery of an Astrobiology Massive Open Online Class – Impey et al. – Astrobiology

Habitability and Biosignature Formation in Simulated Martian Aqueous Environments – Macey et al. – Astrobiology

Selection and Analytical Performances of the Dragonfly Mass Spectrometer Gas Chromatographic Columns to Support the Search for Organic Molecules of Astrobiological Interest on Titan – Moulay et al. – Astrobiology

Hydrothermal Regeneration of Ammonium as a Basin-Scale Driver of Primary Productivity – Stüeken et al. – Astrobiology


The Formation of RNA Pre-Polymers in the Presence of Different Prebiotic Mineral Surfaces Studied by Molecular Dynamics Simulations – Dujardin et al. – Life


Self-organized computation in the far-from-equilibrium cell – England – Biophysics Reviews


Proteome-wide 3D structure prediction provides insights into the ancestral metabolism of ancient archaea and bacteria – Zhao et al. – Nature Communications

Statistical Physics

Universal thermodynamic bounds on symmetry breaking in biochemical systems – Liang et al. – preprint

Phase transitions in evolutionary dynamics – Scott et al. – Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science