Part 7 of Skeptic Check: OMG, GMO?, featuring John Cumbers, a synthetic biologist working in Northern California, on the use of engineered biotechnology in space exploration.
by Gary Niederhoff on June 18, 2012
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