Tagged: GFAJ-1

Follow arsenic life science "live" - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jun 26, 2011

Try following a research project on-line. Professor Rosie Redfield’s (UBC, Vancouver, Canada) on-line criticism of Felicia Wolfe-Simon’s proposal that a particular species of bacteria utilising arsenic in place of phosphate in it’s DNA backbone featured in early criticism of this work. Having obtained samples of the bacteria, Prof. Redfield is live blogging … Read More

Arsenic life – more criticism, formally published - Code for life

Grant Jacobs May 29, 2011

Science magazine has lined up eight Technical Comments on-line in advance-of-print release, along with a response to these from the authors, that will stand alongside ’the’ arsenic life paper to be published in in print next week’s edition after a wait of roughly six months. With the exception of the accompanying editorial, these are all open-access. Read More

Fresh out: extraterrestrial life _not_ discovered! - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Dec 03, 2010

You can thank the rampant speculation caused by NASA’s press release for this blog post’s title1. [UPDATE: There’s now a lot of controversy over the paper, which a number of microbiologists says it’s not, um, terribly good…] Very, very tough little bacteria And the thing is, … Read More