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Extremophiles can thrive on perchlorates and metabolize carbon monoxide, researchers report.

Using a new approach to analyze the transcriptomes of thousands of individual cell nuclei in postmortem brains, researchers identify multiple neuronal subtypes.

Running releases an enzyme that is associated with memory function in mice and humans.  

Researchers identify three new examples of infectious cancers affecting these invertebrates.

The Nutshell

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Researchers raise concerns related to collaboration, funding, and regulatory decisions.

Researchers identify a C. elegans gene that leads the organelles to self-destruct in sperm following fertilization of an egg.

More transmissible cancers in clams; first human trial for Zika vaccine a go; Great Barrier Reef bleaching; neuronal diversity; mosquito bites enhance viral infection; news from the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting

The federal agency launches a new system to collect nation-wide data on outbreaks of harmful algae and associated health problems.

Current Issue

June 2016

Issue Cover: Found in Translation

Bits of the transcriptome once believed to function as RNA molecules are in fact translated into small proteins.

Researchers create novel genetic circuits that give insight into, and are inspired by, nature.

Training the immune system to cease fire on native tissues could improve outcomes for autoimmune patients, but clinical progress has been slow.

Bertozzi opens visual windows onto complex sugars on and inside living cells.


Video, Slideshows, Infographics

Scenes from illustrator Jim Jourdane’s Fieldwork Fail: The Messy Side of Science

Stanford University biochemist Carolyn Bertozzi discusses her role at the helm of ACS Central Science, a cross-disciplinary, open-access chemistry journal

The Marketplace

Sponsored Product Updates

MTI-GlobalStem announces its launch of the PluriQ™ G9™ Gene Editing System and PluriQ™ G9™ Cloning Medium.

QVQ is developing pre-clinical techniques for early stage detection of cancer using human imaging. 

Porvair Sciences range of 384-well plates are produced in class 10,000 cleanroom conditions....

Recent launch of ChromLab Software Version 4.0

Both organizations aim to find new epigenetic drug targets in respiratory disease.

Miltenyi Biotec has extended its portfolio.

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