Arsenic-Based Life Claim Gets Another Blow
Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer
Date: 01 February 2012 Time: 04:28 PM ET
|This scanning electron micrograph shows a strain of the arsenic-eating bacterium called GFAJ-1.
The manuscript, which is not yet peer-reviewed, appears on the site arxiv.org. This site is normally used by physicists to post pre-published papers and receive constructive criticism, but microbiologist Rosie Redfield of the University of British Columbia decided to extend that use to biology, in an effort to promote open science. She has also submitted the paper to the journal Science for publication.
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