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The ability of bacteria to evolve has thus far been the bugs' greatest strength, Ed Yong says at Discover's Not Exactly Rocket Science. But two Harvard Medical School researchers may have found a way to use that strength against the bugs. Tami Lieberman and Jean-Baptiste Michel have studied bacterial evolution for many years.

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Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.

An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.

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