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Testing the Waters

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The ocean floor is teeming with microorganisms that may hold the secret to new treatments for cancer and other diseases.

AMY WRIGHT HAS made more than 200 trips to the bottom of the sea. She made those voyages in a submersible vehicle operated by her employer, Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, in Fort Pierce, Fla. The descent in the submersible—a small submarine with room for four people—was always in darkness, to preserve power in the ...

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