Scum Can Save the World, Well, Pond Scum Anyway | GenomeWeb

We do love awards here at GTO and Jonathan Eisen keeps them coming. This time the Overselling Genomics Award goes to a news release out of Rutgers University that advertises a new project to sequence the duckweed genome, funded by the Department of Energy and the Joint Genome Institute.

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