Scientists find substance that might have kickstarted life on Earth


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Scientists from Rutgers University have identified part of a protein, called Nickelback, that could provide hints to detecting planets that support life. This finding stems from their investigation surrounding the primordial origins of metabolism, a set of chemical reactions that first powered life on Earth. A peptide, which constitutes a protein, is made up of a few elemental building blocks known as amino acids.