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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.


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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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You Are When You Eat

By | September 1, 2013

Circadian time zones and metabolism


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Going Viral

By | September 1, 2013

From therapeutics to gene transfer, bacteriophages offer a sustainable and powerful method of controlling microbes.


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Protective Phages

By | May 20, 2013

Viruses that attack bacteria may be an important component of our gut microbiota.


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Nobel Prize Winner François Jacob Dies

By | April 26, 2013

The 92-year-old bacterial geneticist who helped pioneer the study of gene regulation has passed away.


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Virus Versus Bacteria

By | April 17, 2013

A newly developed drug, modeled after a bacteria-infecting virus, is less likely to become antibiotic resistant.

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