Leslie E. Orgel, a biochemist whose studies of early life on primitive Earth helped lead to the formation of a now widely accepted theory about the development of DNA, died Oct. 27 in San Diego. He was 80.
Monday, November 05, 2007
Leslie Orgel, Biochemist Who Studied Origins of Life, 80
Dr. Orgel, along with Francis Crick and Carl Woese are responsible for the "RNA World" theory -- an idea that the world biome was RNA-based before it was DNA-based.