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Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required. There are two main groups of theories for the origin of life on Earth, the prebiotic broth theories and the hydrothermal theories, exemplified by the iron-sulfur world theory. In his Perspective, Wächtershäuser discusses the report by Cody et al., which provides key support for the latter proposal.

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      prebiotic broth theory,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722022948658T,hydrothermal origin,extant metabolism,iron-sulfur world theory,pyruvic acid

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