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The DIY devices collect data and enable light stimulation, chamber agitation, and gas infusion.


image: Infographic: A 3-D–Printed Ethoscope

Infographic: A 3-D–Printed Ethoscope

By Ruth Williams | January 1, 2018

The instrument presents a new option for researchers working on large-scale fly behavior studies.


image: Giant Petri Dish Displays Evolution in Space and Time

Giant Petri Dish Displays Evolution in Space and Time

By Jenny Rood | September 8, 2016

As E. coli bacteria spread over increasingly concentrated antibiotics, researchers discover novel evolutionary pathways that confer resistance.


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Lab Legos

By Kerry Grens | July 20, 2016

3-D printed components allow researchers to construct custom-made instruments.


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Top 10 Runners Up

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2015

Meet some of the products that nearly cracked the Top 10 Innovations of 2015.

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image: Agar Shortage Limits Lab Supplies

Agar Shortage Limits Lab Supplies

By Kerry Grens | November 24, 2015

One large provider says the shortfall should clear up by early 2016.

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image: Opinion: Bioinformatics Software: A Buyer’s Guide

Opinion: Bioinformatics Software: A Buyer’s Guide

By David R. Smith | September 2, 2014

How to choose programs that suit your lab’s ’omics analysis needs


image: Lab Tubes Contaminated with Virus

Lab Tubes Contaminated with Virus

By Kerry Grens | September 20, 2013

A novel virus thought to have come from human samples appears to have been derived from seawater during the manufacture of tubes used to extract DNA.  


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Biology Hacklabs

By Megan Scudellari | March 1, 2013

Fueled by donations, sweat, and occasional dumpster diving, community laboratories for DIY biologists are cropping up around the country.


image: Campaign Fights Lab Sloppiness

Campaign Fights Lab Sloppiness

By Jef Akst | September 28, 2011

"Scientists Against Sample Abuse" aims to raise awareness about the importance of consistency when it comes to handling biological samples.


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