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Ecology is everywhere, A. Murat Eren, likes to say. In the oceans and soil, in the human gut and on the skin, live microscopic worlds of astonishing diversity. The young science of using computational, molecular, and genetic approaches to study these complex ecosystems, often called the microbiome, promises to reveal rich new discoveries in biology…

When 600-some supporters of the GI Research Foundation gather on May 20th to dine, dance, and mingle at the organization’s 56th annual ball, black tie will be the order of the evening. But the money raised at the event will fund the work of people with an entirely different dress code: white coat. As the…

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