NEW YORK, Jan. 14 — A newly finished sequence of the genome of a hyperthermophilic crenarchaeon has given researchers a glimpse of life under extreme conditions, while the sequence of another genome—believed to be the first annotation of its kind—lets scientists better understand a nasty flesh-eating bacterium.

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