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June 2005

The Laboratory in the News

Close Collaborations Advance Progress in Genomic Research
Commentary by Elbert Branscomb

Mining Genomes
Livermore computer programs help locate the stretches of DNA in gene deserts that regulate protein-making genes.

Shedding Light on Quantum Physics
Laboratory laser research builds from the foundation of Einstein’s description of the quantization of light.

The Sharper Image for Surveillance
Speckle imaging—an image processing technique used in astronomy—is bringing long-distance surveillance into sharper focus.

Keeping Cool Close to the Sun
The specially coated gamma-ray spectrometer aboard the MESSENGER spacecraft will help scientists determine the abundance of elements in Mercury’s crust.

Patents and Awards


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