Janet Jansson Hunts Microbial DNA
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ESD Ecosystems Biology Program Head Janet Jansson keeps her refrigerator stocked with dirt—or more precisely, soil samples from around the world—in her effort to determine, at a genetic level, how microbial life supports all other life on Earth. Her plan is to build a global “gene atlas,” then to work out how nutrients and waste products migrate through the ecosystem.
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