Part 3 of Cell Cell, featuring Rebecca Skloot, journalist and author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and Randy Schekman, molecular and cell biologist at the University of California, Berkeley.
by Gary Niederhoff on August 1, 2011
Could your favorite Earthling also be your favorite Martian? Allow me to respond: The answer is "yes." It's possible that billions of years ago, tiny bits of biology quit the Red Planet and infected ours. If so, your family tree -- and that of every other terrestrial life form -- has its deepest roots not in the ancient oceans of Earth, but... (read more)Peruse Seth's previous HuffPo musings