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Published on Dec 13, 2012
50% of life on Earth is "invisible," yet responsible for making the planet habitable by man. A recent effort was launched to sample Earth's incredible microbial diversity and reconstruct each organism's genome to understand its complex lifestyle. So what is this effort and how does it help us understand life on our planet?
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