DNA Discovery –“A Clue to Emergence of Advanced Life Billions of Years Ago?”


“If life exists on other planets, presumably one would expect it to be microbial. Could it ever have made this transition to complex life?” said Nigel Goldenfeld, Swanlund Chair of Physics at the University of Illinois and Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology. “It’s not that you’re inevitably going to get advanced life, because there are a bunch of things that have to happen.”