Mel science: Dr Peter Jones, professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, has written an important new article for the journal Science Advances.
His book, In the End, will be published in September.
Jones, who is also the founder of the MelScience Foundation, has previously written a number of books about the origins of life on Earth, including The Big Bang and The Origin of Life.
His latest book, The Origins of Life, is now out in paperback.
In this interview Jones tells us about his ideas about the origin of life, and his hopes for the future of science.