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Spider Silk

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2017

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has genetically engineered a silkworm to spin spider silk, which might be used for futuristic products.

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Watch This Biofilm

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2017

Researchers encoded moving images in DNA within living cells.

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Brain Bugs

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2017

Neuropharmacologist John Cryan of University College of Cork in Ireland explains the links between the microbiome and the central nervous system.

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Living Fabric

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2017

See the bacteria-powered, breathable clothing made by former MIT researcher Wen Wang and colleagues.

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Microbe Maven

By The Scientist Staff | July 17, 2017

Meet Scientist to Watch Emily Balskus, who studies the microbes that inhabit humans.

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Microbiome Racer

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2017

Genomicist Lauren Petersen wins a mountain bike race after she altered her own gut microbial communities.

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45 Feet High and Rising

By The Scientist Staff | April 24, 2017

Maize enthusiast Jason Karl aims to continue breaking his own records for the tallest corn plants ever grown.

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Cancer Genomes

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2017

April Scientist to Watch Angela Brooks of the University of California, Santa Cruz, discusses her search to find vulnerabilities buried within the genomes of cancer cells.

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Science Your Plants!

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2017

CalTech researcher Elliot Meyerowitz describes how plant genetics influences growth and productivity.

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Fuchs on the Future

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016

Rockefeller University researcher Elaine Fuchs on being a woman in science and her contributions to the burgeoning field of reverse genetics

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