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“Life as we do NOT know it” – NASA

December 3, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Gizmodo reports:

“NASA scientist Felisa Wolfe-Simon and her team have found a bacteria whose DNA is completely alien to what we know today, working differently than the rest of the organisms in the planet.

Instead of using phosphorus, the newly discovered microorganism—called GFAJ-1 and found in Mono Lake, California—uses the poisonous arsenic for its building blocks.

Arsenic is an element poisonous to every other living creature in the planet except for a few specialized microscopic creatures.”

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