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Rush Molecular Biologist Helps NASA Keep Germs Here on Earth

Before each mission, NASA spacecraft are tested for bacteria and viruses that could contaminate extraterrestrial planetary bodies. Microbial ecologist and molecular biologist Stefan Green, PhD, is applying technology used to detect COVID-19 to develop more efficient testing methods that will help keep space safe.


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