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*[http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=study-fails-to-confirm-existence Study Fails to Confirm Existence of Arsenic-Based Life - Scientific American]: Rosie Redfield of the University of British Columbia has completed her attempts to replicate the findings of Felicia Wolfe-Simon, namely that the GFAJ-1 bacterium could utilize arsenic in its DNA backbone in the place of phosphorous.
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*[http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=study-fails-to-confirm-existence Study Fails to Confirm Existence of Arsenic-Based Life - Scientific American]: Rosie Redfield of the University of British Columbia has completed her attempts to replicate the findings of Felicia Wolfe-Simon, namely that the GFAJ-1 bacterium could utilize arsenic in its DNA backbone in the place of phosphorous. UPDATE: Redfield Lab manuscript [http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1201/1201.6643.pdf available on arXiv]
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*Carl Zimmer [http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/science/in-real-time-a-virus-learns-a-new-way-to-infect.html reports on new work from Richard Lenski's lab] demonstrating that bacteriophage lambda can evolve novel pathways of infection in a surprisingly short time <biblio>Meyer2012 pmid= 22282803 </biblio>. This work also features work from a particular synthetic biology instructor, [http://openwetware.org/wiki/User:Jeffrey_E._Barrick Dr. Jeffrey E. Barrick].
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*Carl Zimmer [http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/science/in-real-time-a-virus-learns-a-new-way-to-infect.html reports on new work from Richard Lenski's lab] demonstrating that bacteriophage lambda can evolve novel pathways of infection in a surprisingly short time [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22282803 PMID: 22282803]. This work also features work from a certain synthetic biology instructor, [http://openwetware.org/wiki/User:Jeffrey_E._Barrick Dr. Jeffrey E. Barrick].
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*Arsenic sensing "biopixel" recently published in ''Nature''. [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22178928  pmid: 22178928]

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  • Arsenic sensing "biopixel" recently published in Nature. pmid: 22178928
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