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Black Widow Secrets in Phage Genome

By | October 12, 2016

In the DNA of the WO phage, which infects arthropod-inhabiting Wolbachia, researchers find sequences related to a black widow spider’s toxin and other animal genes.


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Promoting Protein Partnerships

By | September 1, 2016

Scientists generate new protein-protein interactions at an impressive PACE.


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Lu on Syn Bio

By | May 1, 2016

MIT researcher and Scientist to Watch Timothy Lu talks about the value of cross-disciplinary approaches in bringing synthetic biology into the clinic.


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Timothy Lu: Niche Perfect

By | May 1, 2016

Associate Professor, Departments of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Biological Engineering, MIT. Age: 35


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Viral Soldiers

By | January 1, 2016

Phage therapy to combat bacterial infections is garnering attention for the second time in 100 years, but solid clinical support for its widespread use is still lacking.


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Genome Digest

By | May 21, 2015

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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There’s CRISPR in Your Yogurt

By | January 1, 2015

We’ve all been eating food enhanced by the genome-editing tool for years.


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Bacteriophage Boom?

By | September 29, 2014

Researchers are putting a fresh crop of phage-based products to agricultural and medical use, on farms and in early-stage clinical trials.


image: Abundant, Widespread Virus Discovered

Abundant, Widespread Virus Discovered

By | July 29, 2014

Scientists identify a bacteriophage that is highly abundant in the gut bacteria of people around the world.


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Going Viral

By | September 1, 2013

Bacteriophages shuttle genes between diverse ecosystems.

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