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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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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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A Gut Feeling

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2016

See profilee Hans Clevers discuss his work with stem cells and cancer in the small intestine.

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Death in the Dust

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2016

Follow Michele Carbone as he tracks down the genetic and environmental drivers of mesothelioma and other cancers.

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The Importance of Plant Science

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2016

Meet February profilee Natasha Raikel and hear her explain why studying plant genetics is crucial.

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