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If you don't already have your own bacterial genome, you can now adopt one, reports Jonathan Eisen at his Tree of Life blog. The JGI's education program has started an "Adopt a GEBA Genome" project (GEBA is for the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea initiative) that "makes available a selection of recently sequenced genomes for use in undergraduate courses," Eisen writes.

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