Originally Posted by Captain Tom Coughlin
It's a totally new form of DNA. This has never been seen. It's a little more than life being adaptive. It's a big deal.
It's interesting if you believe in abio-genesis and macro evolution. I don't.
I think the discovery is nice as all discoveries of life are but this isn't ground braking to me. It's not effective to anything we do it just proves that are understanding of life's capabilities has been extremely limited.
To me this is about as interesting as hemocyanin as opposed to what is typical hemoglobin. In other words it's another variety.
If this had been..."we now understand the human genome and can effect changes at will" or, "We've cured cancer." or "we can repair spinal paralysis" yes...that would have been worth this big to do....but another type of DNA is no surprise to me...a Trek Sci Fi dude that thinks there is an Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combination.