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Fin Phage

By Alexander Peterson As my time in phage lab draws to a close, I realize that the people and place, not the scientific process, have made the greatest impression on me. This is partly due to the nature of the … Continue reading

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Through the Looking Glass

By Alexander Peterson After working in wet lab with phages, the oldest biological systems on the planet, I thought that dealing with the man-made, short-lived software for annotating phage genomes would be easy.  Boy, was I wrong.  It turns out … Continue reading

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Why bigger is better

By Alex Peterson Observing the interaction between phage and Mycobacterium smegmatis has helped me better understand why humans, multi-celled organisms, have become the dominant species on the planet. My initial problem with our success stemmed from the fact that single-celled … Continue reading

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