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Rebecca Basu, November 21, 2019

When scientists discovered a worm deep in an aquifer nearly one mile underground, they hailed it as the discovery of the deepest-living animal ever found. Now American University researchers, reporting in Nature Communications, have sequenced the genome of the unique animal, referred to as ...

Daniel Ackerman, July 8 2019

Thanks to this latest exploit, evolutionary biologist Catherine La Farge arrived centuries later at Teardrop's melting edge to find the tuft of the species Aulacomnium turgidum free from its icy entombment. The moss was faded and torn but sported a verdant hue - a possible sign of life

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Catherine Offord - The Scientist - June 28, 2019

Renxing Liang, coauthor and postdoc in Tullis Onstott’s  geomicrobiology group at Princeton University says, “Surprisingly, we found that the DNA yield in the bone was much higher—almost 50 times higher—than the adjacent mudstone. . . . "

CBS - 60 Minutes - Nov. 11, 2018

An international team, led by Princeton geoscientist Tullis Onstott (Fr: 5:21), South African microbiologist Esta van Heerden and Belgian biologist Gaetan Borgonie, are pioneers in the search for life buried in the rock where no one thought it could survive.