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Biochemists Ask, "How Low Can Life Go?"
Rana, FR. 2006.  Connections 8(3):5. CELD ID 20643

"How low can you go?" This familiar call challenges limbo dancers to maneuver their way under a stick held ever closer to the ground. Some biochemists have taken part in a stick dance of their own. Advances in molecular biology make it possible for scientists to take up the challenge of determining "How low can life go?" as they assess life's minimal complexity.