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Submission + - Rock Snot Genomics

aarondubrow writes: Using supercomputers and gene sequencers, researchers are answering a number of basic questions about the evolution of single-celled diatoms: What were the earliest diatoms like? How has the organism moved from a single site to every body of water in the world? And how have some species developed the ability to produce prodigious amounts of snot?

In 1750 Issac Newton became discouraged when he fell up a flight of stairs.