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H6N1 Can Affect Humans

By | November 14, 2013

Taiwanese scientists confirm the first person to have been infected by the H6N1 strain of avian flu.

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Thwarting Persistence

By | November 13, 2013

Researchers show that activating an endogenous protease can eliminate bacterial persisters.

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Microbial Mediators

By | November 11, 2013

Researchers show that symbiotic bacteria can help hyenas communicate with one another.

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Retracing Steps

By | November 11, 2013

Sage Bionetworks aims to show that transparency and sharing are key to ensuring research reproducibility.

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Astrogerm

By | November 11, 2013

Researchers find a new bacterial species lurking in clean rooms used to assemble spacecraft at NASA and the European Space Agency.

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Week in Review: November 4–8

By | November 8, 2013

Infant immune systems suppressed; why tissues are tough to freeze; silencing one gene causes secondary effects; estrogen’s role in drug-resistant breast cancer

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Genomics Pioneer Dies

By | November 7, 2013

Monica Riley, who led groundbreaking work studying the E. coli genome, has passed away at age 87.

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Inauthentic Herbals

By | November 6, 2013

Using DNA barcoding, researchers show that herbal products are often contaminated or contain alternative compounds and fillers.

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One Gene, Two Mutations

By | November 5, 2013

Knocking down a single gene spurs pronounced secondary effects in the yeast genome.

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Prominent Geneticist Dies

By | November 5, 2013

Leonard Herzenberg, who helped to develop the first fluorescence-activated cell sorter, has passed away at age 81.

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