Yes, there have been recent research in this field.
In the article Oceanic minerals: Their origin, nature of their environment,
and significance (Kastner, 1999), who asserts that
The zeolites phillipsite and analcime mostly reflect on
diagenesis of volcanic matter; clinoptilote and heulandite occur in Si-rich
and confirm that
In addition to diagenetic opal-CT and quartz that
form from the dissolution of biogenic opal-A, other common
authigenic alumino-silicate minerals are smectites and zeolites.
This is further confirmed by a 2007 paper Clinoptilolite as a new proxy of enhanced biogenic silica productivity in lower Miocene carbonate sediments of the Bahamas platform: Isotopic and thermodynamic evidence (Karpoff et al) which determined that
Seawater–rock modeling specifies that clinoptilolite precipitates from the dissolution of biogenic silica, which reacts with clay minerals. The amount of silica (opal-A) involved in the reaction has to be significant enough, at least 10 wt.%, to account for the observed content of clinoptilolite occurring at the most zeolite-rich level. Modeling also shows that the observed amount of clinoptilolite (∼ 19%) reflects an in situ and short-term reaction due to the high reactivity of primary biogenic silica (opal-A) until its complete depletion.