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  • New ‘reverse genomics’ method brings previously hidden bacteria to life

    Science Magazine - 10/01/2019

    Although other groups recently have reported other techniques that isolate and grow novel microbes starting from sequences, Slava Epstein, a microbiologist at Northeastern University in Boston who specializes in cultivating previously uncultivable organisms, says this new work stands apart. “Their approach is targeted, and all the others rely on statistics,” Epstein says. “That’s a new development in principle. And it works.”

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