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Dungeons and Darwins

Courtesy of Armbrust Lab - assembled metagenomic DNA sequence from a marine microbial community
By Ari Daniel Shapiro Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence August 8, 2009

Through support for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, researcher Mick Follows uses computational modeling to study virtual ecosystems, integrating marine microbial genomic information, ocean circulation patterns, and geochemical cycles in an effort to mimic natural selection. Ari Shapiro reports by podcast.

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