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GenomeWebLithuanian Startup Atrandi Biosciences Debuts Microbial Single-Cell DNA Sequencing Platform, January 2024.


Gene Transfer in the Ocean. Small Things Considered, May 2023.



    A curious survivor from the age of the dinosaurs. The Economist, April 2021.



Nothing Eats Viruses, Right? Meet Some Hungry Protists. The New York Times, September 2020. 

Microbes Living Deep Below Earth’s Surface Could Be Remnants of Ancient Life Forms. ScienceAlert, August 2020.


      The Oceans Are A Melting Pot Of Microbes. Forbes, December 2019.



UBC ScienceEnigmatic marine microbes share resources to overcome energy stress in the oxygen-starved ocean. November 2017.


Biotechniques SINGLE CELLS: SHUT YOUR EYES AND SEE. October 2016.


Perkel J. Single-cell biology: The power of one. Science, November 2015.



MIT News Ocean microbes display remarkable genetic diversity. MIT News, April 2014. 


e! Science NewsBoldly illuminating biology‚Äôs ‚Äėdark matter‚Äô. e! Science News, July 2013


PBS NewshourJacobson R. New Organisms Shine a Light on ‚ÄėMicrobial Dark Matter‚Äô. PBS, July 2013

Yong E. Microbial Diversity. The Scientist, July 2013

GenomeWebHundreds of Microbial Genomes Sequenced by Single-Cell Genomics. GenomeWeb, July 2013

Hofer U. Exploring Diversity with Single Cell Genomics, July 2013


Pennisi E. How Many Microbes Are Hiding Among Us? Science, July 2013


Resourceful Microbes Reign in World’s Oceans. ScienceDaily, July 2013

Hayden EC (2013) Single-Cell Sequencing Reveals Genomes of More Than 200 Unusual Microbes. Scientific American, July 2013


Field J (2012) Probing Microbes of the Deep: Maine Science Lab Breaks New Ground. MPBN, November 2012

Owens B (2012) Genomics: The single life. Nature, 31 October 2012


Valigra L (2012) New Bigelow Lab opens more ocean science possibilities. MaineBiz October 1, 2012

BioTechniquesPerkel JM (2012)¬†Single-cell Genomics: Defining Microbiology’s Dark Matter. Biotechniques¬†52:301‚Äď303

GenomeWebHeger M. (2012) Focusing on High-Throughput Single-Cell Genomics, Bigelow Looks to Add Sequencing to its Services


In dark ocean depths, ‘twilight bacteria’ at work (2011)

ScienceDailyUp from the Depths: How Bacteria Capture Carbon in the ‘Twilight Zone’ (2011)

Walker A (2011) Singled out. Nature Reviews 9:485



Curtin C (2011) From the Deep. Genome Technology, May 1


Leslie M (2011) The Power of One. Science 331: 24-26



GenomeWebPhilippidis A (2010) Bigelow Lab Expansion Will Yield Improved Facilities, New Hires for Genomics Center. Genome Technology, September 17

GenomeWebCurtin C (2010) Studying the Individual Cell. Genome Technology, March 1


GenomeWebCurtin C (2010) A Unique Snowflake. Genome Technology, March 1



Perkel JM (2009) Surpassing the Law of Averages: How to expose the behaviors of genes,RNA, proteins, and metabolites in single cells. The Scientist 23

Stein RA (2009) Single-Cell Genomics Clarifies Big Picture. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News 29