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As part of a 2006 Shuttle mission, researchers

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 25, 2007

As part of a 2006 Shuttle mission, researchers sent salmonella germs into space to see how they were affected. The result: 167 genes changed in the salmonella during the short trip and “mice fed the space germs were three times more likely to get sick and died quicker than others fed identical germs that had remained behind on Earth.” Holy crap!

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