DNA appears to hardy enough to survive in space, researchers from Germany and Switzerland report in PLOS One.

The University of Zurich's Oliver Ullrich and his colleagues placed samples of a DNA plasmid carrying a fluorescent marker as well an antibiotic resistance cassette on different spots of a rocket being shot into orbit.

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