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House Passes Watered-Down Zika Aid Bill

By | May 20, 2016

The legislation allocates only $622 million to the effort to help the country respond to the impending spread of the mosquito-borne disease.

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The US Senate is reviewing a bill that would extend a ban on so-called three-parent embryos.

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Post-publication peer review prompts the authors to clarify the ages of mice used in their experiments and share additional data.

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Zika Update

By | May 13, 2016

US government contemplates public health funding; World Health Organization advises summer Olympics attendees

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Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotic Could Spare the Microbiome

By | May 9, 2016

A drug that singles out Staphylococcus aureus leaves gut-dwelling microbiota largely intact, a mouse study shows.

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Another Andrew Wakefield Movie in the Works

By | May 4, 2016

This one will be largely based on the discredited anti-vaccine researcher’s 2010 book.

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Most Gut Microbes Can Be Cultured

By | May 4, 2016

Contrary to the popular thought that many species are “unculturable,” the majority of bacteria known to populate the human gut can be grown in the lab, scientists show.

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Earth: Home to 1 Trillion Microbial Species

By | May 4, 2016

A new analysis of microbial data estimates that the world is home to 1 trillion species—of which only 0.001 percent have been discovered.

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Becoming Acculturated

By | May 1, 2016

Techniques for deep dives into the microbial dark matter

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In the book's prologue, author Frans de Waal considers the intellectual impediments to studying animal intelligence.

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