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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

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In microbe populations, bioengineers find balance of opposing genomic forces

Sergei Maslov, a professor of bioengineering and physics at the University of Illinois, sees a “universe in a grain of sand.” His research seeks to explore that universe by focusing on the genomic diversity of its constituents: the millions of microbes that thrive and reproduce within it.

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