How We Got The DNA From This Extremely Rare Ciliate

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To study organisms at the genetic level, we need their DNA. Which means that we need to be able to wade through all the bits and pieces lying within their tiny bodies to pick out something even tinier—something we can’t just dig out with a shovel. So how does James manage to get the precious DNA from Legendrea loyezae and the other ciliates he’s interested in studying?

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