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Dill and Bradford Shed Light on Evolution

A computer model can now give scientists clues about how different chemicals could be attracted to each other and form more complicated molecules. This information, in turn, could shed light on how the universe was formed and how life emerged. The model was developed by Ken Dill, PhD, UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member, and Justin Bradford, UCSF PhD graduate student in biophysics. The results of their work appear in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, June 4, 2007.

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