All life on earth is based on carbon in the form of amino acids, nucleotides, sugars and so on, says Professor Lee Cronin of the University of Glasgow.
His team's created inorganic-chemical-cells, or iCHELLS, using large 'polyoxometalates' made of metal atoms linked to oxygen and phosphorus.
Scientists working on living cells made of metal
Posted on Monday, September 19 2011 @ 21:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
TG Daily reports Scottish scientists are working on living cells made of metal: