Poor, Snubbed Archaea

Even though recent microbiome studies have been aiming to characterize the full spectrum of microbes, archaea have often been overlooked, writes Sarah Zhang at the Atlantic. That's because, she adds, they've been tricky to study, both historically in culture as well as with newer sequencing techniques.

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