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Amanda Larracuente Mapping 'World’s Second-Most Interesting Genome'

September 21, 2017

Larracuente, who is also the Stephen Biggar ’92 and Elisabeth Asaro ’92 Fellow in Data Science, is a specialist in evolutionary genetics and genomics and has been involved in a project studying Photinus pyralis—or, the Big Dipper firefly. “In order to take pictures of the chromosomes,” she says, “we need wild fireflies.”