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BEACON Researchers at Work: Evolution of Higher Mutation Rates

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Washington graduate student Tasneem Pierce. When I started as an undergraduate in BEACON a year ago, I kept hearing about Avida and how powerful it is to study … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Experimental co-evolution in a virus and its host

A bonus Wednesday blog post! Today’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by MSU graduate student Justin Meyer. For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by the natural world. Whether it is the chameleon with its … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Measuring fitness in the Long Term Evolution Experiment

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by Michigan State University graduate student Mike Wiser. If there’s one thing you can really depend on about life, it’s that it’s constantly changing. Many of us learned in our biology classes … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Ecology of an evolving bacterium

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Caroline Turner. Every day, human activities release a wide variety of chemical compounds into the environment, from fertilizers and pesticides to pharmaceuticals and industrial waste.  Many of … Continue reading

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