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Researchers are using the tissue, synthesized with human pluripotent stem cells and implanted into mice, to study a rare form of Hirschprung’s disease.

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Bacteria Show Signs of Starvation in Space

By Mallory Locklear | November 18, 2016

E. coli cultured on the International Space Station show increased expression of genes related to starvation and acid-resistance responses, researchers report.

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Antarctic Bacteria Latch Onto Ice with Molecular Fishing Rod

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 1, 2016

Researchers describe the first known bacterial adhesion molecule that binds to frozen water. 

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Contributors

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 1, 2016

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2016 issue of The Scientist.

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Viruses of the Human Body

By Eric Delwart | November 1, 2016

Some of our resident viruses may be beneficial.

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The Human Virome

By Eric Delwart | November 1, 2016

Diverse viruses can be found commingling with human and bacteria cells in and on people’s bodies. Scientists are just beginning to understand how these viruses help and when they can turn pathogenic.

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Deep-Sea Viruses Destroy Archaea

By Ruth Williams | October 12, 2016

Viruses are responsible for the majority of archaea deaths on the deep ocean floors, scientists show.

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Church on the Late Show

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2016

Harvard biologist George Church talks gene therapy, aging, and reviving the woolly mammoth with Stephen Colbert.

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Curious George

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 1, 2016

George Church has consistently positioned himself at genomics’ leading edge.

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Bacteria and Humans Have Been Swapping DNA for Millennia

By Kelly Robinson and Julie Dunning Hotopp | October 1, 2016

Bacteria inhabit most tissues in the human body, and genes from some of these microbes have made their way to the human genome. Could this genetic transfer contribute to diseases such as cancer?

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