Some five years ago, it was the lure of sequencing technology that drew Susan Perkins to work in the research labs at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Then a grad student at the University of Vermont where she had to pay $10 a lane for the sequence reads necessary for her studies of lizard malaria, an offer to come to the museum and use its resources for her research looked pretty good. And just last year, after three years as a faculty member at the University of Colorado, she came back to the museum — and says once again it was the technology that lured her.

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