The goal of this project is to use molecular illustration and animation to help describe origins of life research and theories to broad audiences. Illustrations and animations may be downloaded in the Resources for Educators section.

This website is part of a multimedia exhibit at the Museum of Science that includes live presentations on the Current Science & Technology stage and a touch-screen kiosk.

Animations and illustrations were made by Janet Iwasa, a 2006-2008 NSF Discovery Corps Postdoctoral Fellow, in collaboration with Jack Szostak and his laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Current Science and Technology team at the Museum of Science. Movie narration was kindly provided by Tony Bell.

Funding for this project was provided by the National Science Foundation (#0610117).

Questions? Comments? Please e-mail Janet.