How Protein Misfolding May Kickstart Chemical Evolution

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Researchers from Emory University and Georgia Tech have demonstrated the connection between abnormal folding of proteins and the emergence of life. Shown are Martha Grover, a professor in the Georgia Tech School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and graduate research assistant Ming-Chien Hsieh. (Credit: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech) 

Researchers from Emory University and Georgia Tech have demonstrated the connection between abnormal folding of proteins and the emergence of life. Shown are Martha Grover, a professor in the Georgia Tech School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and graduate research assistant Ming-Chien Hsieh. (Credit: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech)