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Explore the science of life

Research in the biological sciences spans a number of areas including environmental science and policy, conservation biology, molecular evolution, and microbial ecology. These fields link to efforts across the university including the Institute for Sustainable Earth that addresses pressing issues of sustainability and resilience challenges, as well as the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation that offers conservation biology education and training.

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Biological Sciences Spotlight: Lyme disease research protects Virginia

A urine-based Lyme disease test created by a team of George Mason University researchers could soon become available statewide after a recent clinical validation study confirmed that it meets sensitivity and absolute molecular specificity standards.