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NASA Researchers: DNA Building Blocks Can Be Made in Space

Why, "can be made"; why not, "can combine"?

NASA-funded researchers have evidence that some building blocks of DNA, the molecule that carries the genetic instructions for life, found in meteorites were likely created in space. The research gives support to the theory that a "kit" of ready-made parts created in space and delivered to Earth by meteorite and comet impacts assisted the origin of life.

Why, "likely created in space"; why not, likely combined in space?

"Ready made" suggests intent. I don't like the language.

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 21:32:55 UTC | #893397