OoL digest — February 19 edition

This week we have 10 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!

Artificial Life

Information, Coding, and Biological Function: The Dynamics of Life
Cartwright et al. – Artificial Life


Detection of Molecular H2O on Nominally Anhydrous Asteroids
Arredondo et al. – The Planetary Science Journal

The use of RNA-seq for the study of Physiological Adaptations of Halophiles in Extreme Environments for Astrobiological Data Interpretation
Basu et al. – Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences

Searching the SN 1987A SETI Ellipsoid with TESS
Cabrales et al. – The Astronomical Journal

Moderate D/H Ratios in Methane Ice on Eris and Makemake as Evidence of Hydrothermal or Metamorphic Processes in Their Interiors: Geochemical Analysis
Glein et al. – Icarus

Diverse volcanism and crustal recycling on early Mars
Michalski et al. – Nature Astronomy

Ultrasound assisted extraction of amino acids and nucleobases from clay minerals and astrobiological samples
Timoumi et al. – Ultrasonics Sonochemistry

HPIC: The Habitable Worlds Observatory Preliminary Input Catalog
Tuchow et al. – preprint


Prebiotic access to enantioenriched amino acids via peptide-mediated transamination reactions
Yu et al. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Planetary sciences

Oxygen rise in the tropical upper ocean during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum
Moretti et al. – Science