NASA’s Mono Lake bacteria discovery featured across network newsDecember 3rd, 2010 by Geoff, Executive Director
The news of NASA’s Mono Lake bacteria discovery is being reported extensively worldwide (read more on the discovery here on the Mono-logue).
The ability of the remarkable GFAJ-1 bacterium to use arsenic instead of phosphorus in its DNA is unmatched by any other known organism and changes the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth. This has been an exciting day here at the Mono Lake Committee–and we’re sure proud that decades of citizen effort to protect Mono Lake have assured a place for this incredible discovery to happen!
Here’s a wrap-up of today’s network news coverage. And don’t miss the fantastic scenic Mono Lake film footage in the promo for the Mono Lake Committee’s film that is in production.
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
CNN (includes interview with lead researcher Felisa Wolfe-Simon)
Associated Press provides video here
MSNBC – Countdown