DNA Survives Re-Entry Into Earth’s Atmosphere

Double-stranded DNA molecules applied to the outside of a rocket payload have survived being blasted into space: they briefly entered near total vacuum and returned through the atmosphere. At the end of this, the molecules could still transfer genetic information. Contrary to some misunderstandings, the Rosetta mission did not find DNA on Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko 67P. […]


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