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Human Gut Microbe Transplant Alters Mouse Behavior

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 1, 2017

Fecal transplants from humans with irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety into mice lead to similar symptoms and anxiety-like behavior in the rodents, researchers report.  

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The Past and Present of Research Integrity in China

By Ben Andrew Henry | March 1, 2017

Several initiatives aim to improve research integrity in the country, but recent high-profile cases of misconduct highlight a lingering problem.

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NASA researchers have discovered ancient microbes locked inside minerals, suggesting a possible niche for interstellar life.

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An international committee says scientists should be allowed to modify human embryos as long as strict oversight criteria are met. 

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Toward Killing Cancer with Bacteria

By Ruth Williams | February 8, 2017

Researchers employ an engineered microbe to destroy tumor cells in mice.

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Discovering Novel Antibiotics

By Sandeep Ravindran | February 1, 2017

Three methods identify and activate silent bacterial gene clusters to uncover new drugs

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Study of 81 six-week-olds who were born by C-section or vaginal delivery didn’t show differences in the structure or function of their microbiota, despite contrary results from other studies on babies. 

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How Plant-Soil Feedback Affects Ecological Diversity

By Ashley P. Taylor | January 13, 2017

Researchers examine how underground microbes and nutrients affect plant populations.

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Contributors

By Ben Andrew Henry | January 1, 2017

Meet some of the people featured in the January 2017 issue of The Scientist.

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Gene Drives and Other Controversies

By Mary Beth Aberlin | January 1, 2017

Aedes and Anopheles control; three-parent babies; the PhD glut

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