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They knew that these things consumed arsenic, now they know that this microbe's DNA is MADE of arsenic! They have arsenic in their DNA where we have phosphorus in ours. This isn't simply differently arranged DNA, this is DNA made of an entirely different element from ours.
Originally posted by BigfootNZ
Its funny but the morning news here in New Zealand is making it out like its alien life found on earth (rather than it being just a new form of earth life that is alien in its biology compared to everything else terrestrial)..
The thing that's strikingly absent from the 2008 article is the reference to arsenic in the DNA, but it does mention substitution elsewhere like ATP.
Originally posted by Gazrok
I posted a link to the 2008 article on NASA's Facebook page...