Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Metagenomics just keeps getting bigger ...

Yet another tip of the hat form the scientific community to the growing field of metagenomics. Today Ed Delong, one of the pioneers of using metagenomic methods to study microbes, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Congrats to Ed for this well deserved recognition (now I note, he has done many things in ocean microbiology that are not metagenomics ... but we will pretend here that this was all about his metagenomics work).

Other people elected of particular relevance to this blog -- David Hillis, a great evolutionary biologist, and Rosemary Grant, of Darwin's finches fame.


  1. and Rosemary Grant, of Darwin's finches fame.

    But not Peter? I thought they were an inseparable unit, like the Henikoffs or something.


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