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Study Confirms Bacterium Proteins Bond To Phosphate, Not Arsenate
2012-10-04 08:09:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A 2010 controversial study that discovered a certain bacterium that used arsenic instead of phosphorus to build its DNA had been heavily scrutinized by the scientific community. Other researchers, awestruck by such a revelation, set out to replicate the study, yet were unable to glean the same results. Now, after intense studies over the past two years, researchers from Israel, France and Switzerland have found that the bacterium...


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