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Microbes of the Human Tongue Form Organized Clusters

By Kerry Grens | December 5, 2017

Bacteria on the tongue’s surface reside in clumps distinguished by genus, unlike the intermingled communities observed in other tissues.

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Six-Letter DNA Alphabet Produces Proteins in Cells

By Ruth Williams | November 29, 2017

Transcription and translation of DNA containing synthetic base pairs becomes a reality in living cells.

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Pioneer of Crystallography Dies

By Katarina Zimmer | October 27, 2017

Isabella Karle has passed away at age 95. 

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Chemistry Nobel goes to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson. 

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Most Accurate CRISPR Gene Editing Yet

By Kerry Grens | September 22, 2017

A tweaked Cas9 nuclease reduces off-target effects to levels below that of previous versions of the enzyme.

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Metabolomics Data Under Scrutiny

By Ashley P. Taylor | September 15, 2017

Out of 25,000 features originally detected by metabolic profiling of E. coli, fewer than 1,000 represent unique metabolites, a study finds.

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Fascinated by Folding

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 4, 2017

Lila Gierasch uses biochemical tools to understand how linear chains of amino acids turn into complex three-dimensional structures.

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At Harvard University the chemical biologist looks for new metabolic pathways to investigate how gut bacteria interact with one another and their hosts.

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Sylvy Kornberg: Biography of a Biochemist

By Diana Kwon | June 13, 2017

The Scientist identifies a mystery woman in a historic photo as an accomplished researcher from a family of famous scientists whose experiments on DNA replication contributed to a Nobel prize.

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The dust surrounding emerging, Sun-like stars contains methyl isocyanate, an organic molecule.

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