Researchers at JBEI and JGI led by Steve Singer of the Earth Sciences Division have developed an automated software program for sorting the genomes of individual microbial species from metagenomic sequences. This development could aid the production of new chemical materials, such as advanced biofuels or pharmaceutical drugs. More>
Uranium was long seen as the end of the periodic table, until 1932 when E.O. Lawrence invented the cyclotron, which smashed atoms and particles together, transforming one element into another. This is how synthetic plutonium was created in 1940 by a team led by Glenn Seaborg. More>
There is growing evidence that embracing diversity — in all its senses — is key to doing good science. But there is still work to be done to ensure that inclusivity is the default, not the exception. Read about one study showing how diversity of authors may boost your citation rate. More>
Check out the F$M Support Page to get help with the new financial system. There are five ways to get assistance: the F$M Knowledge Base, your local F$M Guide, the F$M web form, e-mail, or phone (starting Oct. 1). Visit the F$M Home Page for Project ID lookup, required LETS training, and key financial system links.
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