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NASA Discovery - DNA Forms in Space

Parts of DNA, the Basis of Life, Can Form in Space European Space Agency Photo of Eagle Nebula - Frigid & Rich in Radiation Breakthrough NASA Research NASA scientists have made a remarkable discovery through highly innovative research.  They've discovered that parts of DNA, which is the stuff of life, can form in space.  Specifically deoxyribose, sugar that's the backbone of DNA, can form in space.  They replicated space conditions in their lab by blasting ice with radiation and found deoxyribose in it.  This is breakthrough science and innovation.  For details and a news story on it by my journalist colleague Ed Kane, go to