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Nature: FfAME researcher Elisa Biondi's work is cited in an article on RNA and the origin of life
March 2, 2023

WCJB - Gainesville: Vedant Karalkar, a local student being mentored at the Foundation, became a finalist in the "Genes in Space" competition
June 3, 2022

Chemistry World: FfAME researcher Elisa Biondi gives input on how mineral surfaces promoted variation in prebiotic RNA.
March 5, 2019

The New York Times: Work at the FfAME was the topic of an article by the noted science journalist Carl Zimmer in today's New York Times.
February 21, 2019

LifeScience: LiveScience reviewed today recent work done at the FfAME and Firebird Biomolecular Sciences expanding the DNA genetic alphabet.
February 21, 2019

ChemistryWorld: Katrina Kramer writes about how FfAME's 8-letter genetic code hints at how alien life might evolve
February 21, 2019

ORF.at Science: Austrian news outlet ORF.at details research at FfAME and Firebird Biomolecular Sciences that was recently published in Science.
February 21, 2019

Popular Mechanics: Steven Benner is featured in an article about how a maelstrom of molten iron could have been the basis for life on Earth.
January 15, 2019

Science Magazine: Research from FfAME's 2018 OOL Atlanta Conference is highlighted in a discussion on the RNA first model of the origins of life.
January 11, 2019

New Scientist: Work at the Foundation on the origin of life was a focus of a piece by Penny Sarchet in the June 2018 edition of New Scientist.
June 13, 2018

National Public Radio: Steven Benner was interviewed on NPR where pioneering efforts at the FfAME expanding the genetic alphabet were acknowledged.
November 29, 2017

Astrobiology at NASA: A Big Repeating Molecule May Be What Defines Life
August 2, 2017

Tampa Bay Times: New test spots Zika virus in under an hour, raising hopes for a speedier response
June 8, 2017

University of Florida: New test lets UF scientist and team find Zika faster
June 7, 2017

TCPalm: New test for Zika could help mosquito control efforts
June 7, 2017

DVIDS: Diagnoskeeter: Diagnosing Mosquito-Borne Viruses 'On the Fly'
February 7, 2017

Many Worlds: Marc Kaufman reports on how NASA's Mars rover has found essentially every mineral that is needed to allow the formation of life.
December 14, 2016

Scientific American: It Takes 2: RNA-DNA Mashup May Have Kick-Started Life on Earth
September 26, 2016

ACS Synthetic Biology: FfAME researchers Mariko Matsuura and Ryan Shaw are featured in the current ACS Synthetic Biology's "Introducing our Authors".
March 28, 2016

Medical Discovery News: A podcast discussing primates developing the ability to metabolize alcohol, highlighting research done at FfAME.
March 18, 2016

New Scientist: Report on FfAME's work defining how life would look on alien worlds, such as Titan, the largest moon of Saturn
November 18, 2015

The Scientist: The Scientist discussed FfAME's latest advances in synthetic biology
June 8, 2015

Science Magazine: Humankind descended from the trees to get a beer
December 1, 2014

Evolution News: A discussion on FfAME's latest evidence that life on Earth originated on Mars
March 12, 2014

LiveScience: LiveScience and arsenic-based life
February 1, 2012

Chemical and Engineering News: More on arsenic-based life
January 23, 2012

BBC News: Searching for the origins of life... and our future
November 7, 2011

Odyssey Magazine: The Alien Discovery that Wasn't
June 27, 2011

Chemical & Engineering News: Arsenic Bacterium Debate Continues
June 6, 2011

New Scientist: Arsenic-based bacteria: Fact or fiction?
May 27, 2011

New York Times: A Romp Into Theories of the Cradle of Life
February 21, 2011

Tech News World: Weird Earthly Life-Form Means Rethinking the Hunt for ET
February 21, 2011

MSNBC: Definition of life: Arsenic debate just won't die
February 18, 2011

Yahoo! News: Vatican looks to heavens for signs of alien life
November 10, 2009

Seed Magazine: What Life Leaves Behind
November 9, 2009

Bloomberg News: X-Prize Effect
November 6, 2009

EarthSky: Steven Benner: incremental step to artificial life
April 27, 2009

Science Magazine (Origins blog): NESCent Symposium Covers Applied Evolution.
February 26, 2009

The Economist: The lonely planet guide.
February 19, 2009

MSNBC: Search for 'alien life' could start on Earth.
February 17, 2009

Seed Magazine: Excitement and Caution at AAAS.
February 17, 2009

FOX News: New Artificial DNA Points to Alien Life.
February 16, 2009

Wired (blog): The Hunt for E.T. Comes Home — to Earth.
February 15, 2009

Live Science: New Artificial DNA Points to Alien Life.
February 14, 2009

EarthSky (kids): What would alien life look like?
November 9, 2007

EarthSky: If we found alien life, would we know it?
November 7, 2007

EarthSky: Searching space for "weird life".
September 12, 2007

The New York Times: Expanded Search for Extraterrestrial Life Urged.
July 6, 2007

The Planetary Society: Life on Mars, Venus, and Titan? Maybe.
October 9, 2006

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