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The DNA of Oil Wells: U.S. Shale Enlists Genetics to Boost Output

A small group of U.S. oil producers has been trying to exploit advances in DNA science to wring more crude from shale rock, as the domestic energy industry keeps pushing relentlessly to cut costs and compete with the world’s top exporters. Shale producers have slashed production costs as much as 50 percent over two years, […]

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