It is currently unknown if metabolic processes came before the storage of information for life or vice versa (or if both processes were developed at the same time from a specific functional molecule or molecular apparatus). Determining this is a key goal within OoL research, since it will greatly inform on the geochemical and physical environment for the origin(s) of life as we know it.
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