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Unidentified Life Form Found in Antarctic Lake

 
Unidentified Life Form Found in Antarctic Lake
Posted Friday, March 8th 2013 @ 11am  by By Mark Russell, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– It looks like drilling through 2.3 miles of ice may have paid off: The Russian scientists who did just that last year at Antarctica's Lake Vostok say the samples they recovered contain an "unclassified and unidentified" life form, reports the BBC.The bacteria's DNA measured less than 86% similar to that of previously existing life forms—which the team's leader explains is "basically zero" when it comes to DNA. "A level of 90% usually means that the organism is unknown."

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