OoL digest — April 3 edition

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


A rich molecular chemistry in the gas of the IC 348 star cluster of the Perseus Molecular Cloud
Iglesias-Groth et al. – Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Rebuilding the Habitable Zone from the Bottom Up with Computational Zones
Scharf et al. – preprint

Enantiomeric Excesses of Aminonitrile Precursors Determine the Homochirality of Amino Acids
Shoji et al. – The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

The ultraviolet habitable zone of exoplanets
Spinelli et al. – preprint


The geometry and combinatorics of an autocatalytic ecology in chemical and cluster chemical reaction networks
Gagrani et al. – preprint

De novo sequencing and construction of a unique antibody for the recognition of alternative conformations of cytochrome c in cells
Tomasina et al. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

On the Origins of Enzymes: Phosphate-Binding Polypeptides Mediate Phosphoryl Transfer to Synthesize Adenosine Triphosphate
Vyas et al. – Journal of the American Chemical Society


Coevolution of reproducers and replicators at the origin of life and the conditions for the origin of genomes
Babajanyan et al. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


The methanogen core and pangenome: conservation and variability across biology’s growth temperature extremes
Prondzinsky et al. – DNA Research