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  • August 2, 2007

    Episode 112: Looking for Life in all the Wrong Places?

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    When we are planning research to look for biological activity elsewhere, are we -- to borrow a lyric -- "looking for life in all the wrong places?" A recent report from the National Academy of Science (NAS) points out that researchers are concerned that the assumption that life is water-based and uses DNA to encode important life information will limit our ability to recognize life elsewhere. The report advises NASA and other research agencies to expand research beyond conventional views.