OoL digest — October 2 edition

This week we have 19 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!


DNA sequencing at the picogram level to investigate life on Mars and Earth
Basapathi Raghavendra et al. – Scientific Reports

A robust, agnostic molecular biosignature based on machine learning
Cleaves et al. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

A Comparative Study of Methods for Detecting Extraterrestrial Life in Exploration Missions to Mars and the Solar System II: Targeted Characteristics, Detection Techniques, and Their Combination for Survey, Detection, and Analysis
Enya et al. – Astrobiology

Molecular basis for inhibition of methane clathrate growth by a deep subsurface bacterial protein
Huard et al. – PNAS Nexus

Planetary Scale Information Transmission in the Biosphere and Technosphere: Limits and Evolution
Lingam et al. – Life (Basel, Switzerland)

The Prospect of Detecting Volcanic Signatures on an ExoEarth Using Direct Imaging
Ostberg et al. – preprint

Mineral-Mediated Oligoribonucleotide Condensation: Broadening the Scope of Prebiotic Possibilities on the Early Earth
Riggi et al. – Life (Basel, Switzerland)

Planetary biotechnospheres, biotechnosignatures and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence
Romanovskaya – International Journal of Astrobiology

A Review of Infrasound and Seismic Observations of Sample Return Capsules since the End of the Apollo Era in Anticipation of the OSIRIS-REx Arrival
Silber et al. – Atmosphere

Relative abundances of CO2, CO, and CH4 in atmospheres of Earth-like lifeless planets
Watanabe et al. – preprint

The extraterrestrial search for our own chemical origins
Nature Communications Editors – Nature Communications


Degenerate interpretations of O$_3$ spectral features in exoplanet atmosphere observations due to stellar UV uncertainties: a 3D case study with TRAPPIST-1e
Cooke et al. – preprint

Evolution of a Water-rich Atmosphere Formed by a Giant Impact on an Earth-sized Planet
Kurosaki et al. – preprint

Atmospheric Reconnaissance of TRAPPIST-1 b with JWST/NIRISS: Evidence for Strong Stellar Contamination in the Transmission Spectra
Lim et al. – The Astrophysical Journal Letters

On the Effectiveness of the Planetary Infrared Excess (PIE) Technique to Retrieve the Parameters of Multiplanet Systems around M dwarfs: A Case Study on the TRAPPIST-1 System
Mayorga et al. – preprint

The possibility of detecting our solar system through astrometry
Wu – preprint


Equilibrium and Non-equilibrium Reaction Schemes for Prebiotic Polymerization of Ribonucleotides
Kitson et al. – ChemSystemsChem

RNA folding studies inside peptide-rich droplets reveal roles of modified nucleosides at the origin of life
Meyer et al. – Science Advances

Metal/ADP Complexes Promote Phosphorylation of Ribonucleotides
Werner et al. – Journal of the American Chemical Society