Tuesday, February 19, 2008
The Undiscovered Planet, discovered through an Unexpected Source
While browsing through Daily Speculations for fodder for trading ideas this afternoon, I stumbled across a very well written article in Harvard Magazine titled 'The Undiscovered Planet' (pdf link). Nice summary of the benefits of current research and existing and pending applications surrounding the global benefits of microbes - in health, commerce, planetary cycle regulation, among others. Much of this is routine material at metagenomics and Earth systems conferences, and it is nice to see it in a piece easily available to the public.