Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Arsenic DNA Paper

In class we discussed the troubles that Dr. Felisa Wolfe-Simon is currently under with her paper about finding a bacteria that uses arsenic and not phosphorous as its DNA backbone. Most of the responses have been a backlash at her paper, but if her paper is in fact true it may be a new way of finding new extraterrestrial planets. I have links to the paper, and the timeline of responses to her paper.

Arsenic Paper

Timeline of Responses

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