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Tips on how to surmount the challenges of working with CRISPR to manipulate genes in human stems cells to study their function in specific diseases or to correct genetic defects in patient cells.

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Becoming Acculturated

By | May 1, 2016

Techniques for deep dives into the microbial dark matter


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Spoiler Alert

By | March 1, 2016

How to store microbiome samples without losing or altering diversity

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Show Me Your Moves

By | May 1, 2015

Updated classics and new techniques help microbiologists get up close and quantitative.


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In Custody

By | April 1, 2015

Expert tips for isolating and culturing cancer stem cells

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Picturing Infection

By | January 1, 2015

Whole-animal, light-based imaging of infected small mammals


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Surviving the Ice Age

By | September 1, 2014

A beginner’s guide to freezing and thawing pluripotent stem cells


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Metagenomics Mash-Up

By | August 1, 2014

A tour of the newest software and strategies for analyzing microbial and viral communities


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The Sooner, The Better

By | July 1, 2014

New approaches to diagnosing bacterial infections may one day allow the identification of pathogens and their antibiotic susceptibility in a matter of hours or minutes.


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Hear Ye, Hear Ye

By | May 1, 2014

Tools for tracking quorum-sensing signals in bacterial colonies


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