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How A Heat-Seeking Bacterium Enabled The Genetics Revolution

September 17, 2013 9:21 a.m.

Hudson Freeze might have a chilly last name, but this week, he'll receive an award for finding something hot. An unusual bacterium he helped discover in the late '60s went on to catalyze a biotech boom and enabled modern genetic sequencing.

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