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Scientists Succeed At First-Ever Attempt To Sequence DNA At Sea; Pioneering Technologies Allow Real-Time Sequencing Of Organisms From Hydrothermal Vents In Pacific Ocean

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November 2, 2001
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Scientists funded in part by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and affiliated from the University of Delaware and Amersham Biosciences, Inc., in Piscataway, New Jersey, have succeeded in conducting the first-ever DNA sequencing experiments at sea. Using the research vessel Atlantis and submersible Alvin, the team carried out a pioneering environmental genomic study of the strange life that inhabits super-hot hydrothermal vents almost two miles deep in the Pacific Ocean.

Scientists funded in part by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and affiliated from the University of Delaware and Amersham Biosciences, Inc., in Piscataway, New Jersey, have succeeded in conducting the first-ever DNA sequencing experiments at sea.


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National Science Foundation. "Scientists Succeed At First-Ever Attempt To Sequence DNA At Sea; Pioneering Technologies Allow Real-Time Sequencing Of Organisms From Hydrothermal Vents In Pacific Ocean." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 2 November 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/11/011102074304.htm>.
National Science Foundation. (2001, November 2). Scientists Succeed At First-Ever Attempt To Sequence DNA At Sea; Pioneering Technologies Allow Real-Time Sequencing Of Organisms From Hydrothermal Vents In Pacific Ocean. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/11/011102074304.htm
National Science Foundation. "Scientists Succeed At First-Ever Attempt To Sequence DNA At Sea; Pioneering Technologies Allow Real-Time Sequencing Of Organisms From Hydrothermal Vents In Pacific Ocean." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/11/011102074304.htm (accessed April 21, 2014).

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