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A tale of two datasets: New DNA analysis strategy helps researchers cut through the dirt

March 10, 2014

sampling site located at the Prairie Reserve Researchers at Michigan State University, the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have published the largest soil DNA sequencing effort to date in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. What has emerged in this first of the studies to come from this project is a simple, elegant solution to sifting through the deluge of information gleaned. Full Story

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