Sunday, December 5, 2010

Quotes from the science blogosphere

I read the paper (Wolfe-Simon et al., 2010) and I can assure you that nothing in that paper is going into my biochemistry textbook. I predict that a year from now we'll have forgotten about this discovery. I'm not even sure it's going to be confirmed but, if it is, the result is pretty trivial. 

Larry Moran on the recent media hype about the paper "A Bacterium That Can Grow by Using Arsenic Instead of Phosphorus".