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Planet Earth

Podcast: An Embarrassment of Genomes

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerNovember 6, 2009 12:17 AM


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Many blog and Twitter readers may be acquainted with Jonathan Eisen, a biologist at UC Davis. In my latest Meet the Scientist podcast, I spend an hour chatting with Eisen about what you can learn by looking at the genomes of particularly weird microbes--from radiation-resistant critters to bugs that live in the guts of insects or on the bellies of deep-sea worms. Check it out.

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