NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a paper appearing online today in Science, researchers from the University of California at Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory described the slew of microbes that they unearthed through metagenomic sequencing studies of a uranium contaminated site undergoing bioremediation in Colorado.

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