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Betül Kaçar

Turkish-American Astrobiologist and Professor
Betül Kaçar is a Turkish-American astrobiologist, esteemed as an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin. She leads a NASA Astrobiology Research Center, probing into life's essential attributes, origins, and the implications for habitability and life detection on other planets. Since initiating the first project to resurrect an ancient gene, Kaçar has been recognized with notable accolades, including the NASA Early Career Faculty Fellow in 2019 and a Scialog fellowship in 2020. She is dedicated to the coevolutionary study of...

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Exploring the Origins of Life

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1. Exploring Life's Chemical Origins
2. Defining and Identifying Life
3. Ethical Implications of Life Beyond Earth