The Chinese team took Haloferax mediterranei as their study subject, a species of archaea (single-celled microorganisms, pictured) that may have formed the first life on the planet around 4 billion years ago. Photo: SCMP Pictures

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The Chinese team took Haloferax mediterranei as their study subject, a species of archaea (single-celled microorganisms, pictured) that may have formed the first life on the planet around 4 billion years ago. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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