Environmental human DNA offers new opportunities for public good

In May, University of Florida scientists announced that they had unearthed high-quality, information-rich human DNA from nearly every spot they could think of. Rivers, beaches, oceans—even vacuumed up from the air.

Study shows bacteria can survive on radioactive elements

Bacteria that feed on methanol are able to grow on certain rare earth elements as well as their radioactive relatives. These findings suggest a possible role for such bacteria in the decontamination of areas where actinides ...

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