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Marine Science Center

The Marine Science Center is part of the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences. Often simply referred to as the MSC, the center is the marine research and educational facility of Northeastern University. Located on the peninsula at historic East Point in Nahant, Massachusetts, the MSC juts into the ocean just five miles north-northeast of the entrance to Boston Harbor.

Offering a pristine New England rocky shore habitat in close proximity to Boston, the MSC is a globally recognized center of marine science research and education.

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When DNA Goes Upside-down, so Can the Research

In a new paper, MES Assistant Professor Katie Lotterhos examines the nature of inverted DNA and its effect on statistical analysis.
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Characterizing the Microbial Communities of Caribbean Corals

MSC PhD student Courtney Dunphy examined the natural fluctuations of Caribbean coral microbiomes over space and time to understand how these microbial communities come to inhabit coral and what factors…
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Pleistocene fossil of Acropora prolifera collected in the Falmouth Formation, Rio Bueno, Jamaica, W.I. Photo by William F. Precht

How Coral Hybridization in the Caribbean Could Change Our Understanding of Disease and Genetics

Professor Steven Vollmer and his co-authors discussed the fossil and genetic context that proves the long-term existence of a specific coral hybrid.
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