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Touchy Feely

By | June 1, 2015

Physical contact helps determine who’s present among baboons’ gut bacteria.

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image: Week in Review: May 25–29

Week in Review: May 25–29

By | May 29, 2015

Genomic analysis and ancient human migration; lost Y chromosome genes found on autosomes; engineered microbes used to identify tumors

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WHO OKs Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

By | May 27, 2015

World Health Organization officials endorse a global strategy to combat the spread of antibiotic resistance.

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image: Week in Review: May 18–22

Week in Review: May 18–22

By | May 22, 2015

Post-publication peer review via social media; debating the effects of GDF11; human orthologs replace yeast genes; cancer-linked mutations in healthy skin; CRISPR-phage approach to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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Model Predicts Zoonotic Hot Spots

By | May 19, 2015

The midwestern U.S. and central Asia are at high risk for new disease outbreaks from pathogen-bearing rodents, according to a study.

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image: Week in Review: May 11–15

Week in Review: May 11–15

By | May 15, 2015

Microbiome changes throughout infancy; identifying individuals by microbiomes; seasonal gene expression; eusocial bee evolution

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image: Maturation of the Infant Microbiome

Maturation of the Infant Microbiome

By | May 13, 2015

Gut microbial communities from breastfed babies are slow to resemble adults’ microbiota.

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image: Week in Review: May 4–8

Week in Review: May 4–8

By | May 8, 2015

“Missing link” microbe illuminates early archaea and eukaryote evolution; new pluripotent stem cell identified; comparative gene expression; editing human endothelial cells with CRISPR

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image: Prokaryotic Microbes with Eukaryote-like Genes Found

Prokaryotic Microbes with Eukaryote-like Genes Found

By | May 6, 2015

Deep-sea microbes possess hallmarks of eukaryotic cells, hinting at a common ancestor for archaea and eukaryotes.

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image: Week in Review: April 27–May 1

Week in Review: April 27–May 1

By | May 1, 2015

CRISPR quells hepatitis C virus; new epigenetic mark found; stem cell therapy for eye disease move forward; how the rat brain processes behavioral information

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