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NASA scientists identify unknown microbes aboard International Space Station

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 03, 2018 01:03 AM
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by (Lacy Cooke) last modified Jan 02, 2018

Hurricane Harvey couldn't stand in the way of a groundbreaking experiment on the International Space Station this summer. Astronaut Peggy Whitson and the Genes in Space-3 team actually identified unknown microbes in space. Their work could help future astronauts diagnose ailments and monitor crew health in real time - without needing to send a sample back to Earth. Astronaut Kate Rubins sequenced DNA for the first time in space in 2016, which NASA described as a game changer. But scientists...





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