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2012 News in Brief



The Folk Art of Science: 10 Great Research Graphics

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An image from a Dec. 8, 2011 Nature paper authored by graduate students Chris Smillie, Mark Smith and Jonathan Friedman, postdoctoral associate Otto Cordero, alumnus Lawrence David Ph.D. ’11 and Professor Eric Alm appears in a Wired News article as one of 10 outstanding research graphics. “The graphic … represents the first attempt to measure gene flow between bacteria around the world, as organized by ecological niche and with an eye towards antibiotic resistance — something that’s flowing out of farms at alarming rates,” wrote Brandon Keim in Wired. Read the Wired article. Read a news story about the Nature paper.