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Lab at Sea

Leonid Moroz at the University of Florida studies ctenophores, tiny muliticellular organisms that have nervous systems, but ones that are unlike any other nervous systems, reports Methagora, the Nature Methods blog. These and other interesting organisms live deep in the ocean, but bringing them back to the lab for study often means dealing with degraded samples.

"We cannot bring the sea to the lab, but we can bring a whole lab to the sea," Moroz tells Methagora.

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