Lesson: don't hold a press conference for your paper...?
Friday, December 10, 2010
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Friday, December 3, 2010
The title pretty much says it all. The bacterium GFAJ-1, hailing from Mono Lake, CA, has been persuaded to substitute arsenic for phosphorus to sustain growth. This is potentially major in terms of biochem/life on Earth and elsewhere in the universe. Not strictly anthro-based, but very cool and extremely relevant to molecular evolution.