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Genome Digest

By Jenny Rood | April 16, 2015

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes


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Comparing Leprosy Bacteria

By Kate Yandell | March 27, 2015

Researchers sequence the genome of Mycobacterium lepromatosis, a recently discovered sister species to the primary leprosy-causing bacterium.


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Bacterial Gene Transfer Gets Sexier

By Kate Yandell | July 9, 2013

Mycobacterium smegmatis can donate larger portions of its genome to other bacteria than previously thought, approaching the level of gene shuffling seen in sexual reproduction.

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Beating Drug-Resistant TB

By Ruth Williams | September 19, 2012

Reinvestigating a natural antibiotic compound reveals its potential as a tuberculosis drug.

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