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Prokaryotic Microbes with Eukaryote-like Genes Found

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 6, 2015

Deep-sea microbes possess hallmarks of eukaryotic cells, hinting at a common ancestor for archaea and eukaryotes.

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Mouse Mind Control

By Jef Akst | May 4, 2015

Researchers use chemicals to manipulate the behavior of mice.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2015

The Genealogy of a Gene, On the Move, The Chimp and the River, and Domesticated


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Looking for Latent HIV

By Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015

Sequencing HIV integration sites suggests that clonally expanded T-cell populations may not be the main source of latent virus.


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Scanning for SIV’s Sanctuaries

By Ruth Williams | May 1, 2015

Whole-body immunoPET scans of SIV-infected macaques reveal where the replicating virus hides.  


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Show Me Your Moves

By Marissa Fessenden | May 1, 2015

Updated classics and new techniques help microbiologists get up close and quantitative.


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The Origins of O

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015

A strain of HIV that has afflicted more than 100,000 people emerged from gorillas.


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Study Participants Want to Know

By Jef Akst | April 29, 2015

Most people who participate in research that involves genetic testing prefer to be told if they have mutations that increase their risk of treatable disease, according to a large survey.


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Bacterial Taxis Deliver Proteins

By Kerry Grens | April 28, 2015

Reengineered protein-shuttling machinery can be used to inject a particular protein into mammalian cells, according to a proof-of-principle study.


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Combatting Viruses with RNA-Targeted CRISPR

By Amanda B. Keener | April 27, 2015

Scientists reengineer a Cas9 enzyme that naturally targets bacterial RNA to stymie hepatitis C inside human cells.


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