activism, microbiology
Q&A: Marching for Science in Eugene
Q&A: Marching for Science in Eugene
Tracy Vence | Feb 2, 2017
A conversation with writer and geologist Ruby McConnell 
Q&A: Marching for Science in Buffalo
Q&A: Marching for Science in Buffalo
Tracy Vence | Feb 1, 2017
A conversation with pharmacology PhD student Alexandria Trujillo and undergraduate research assistant Jonathan Plaza
Discovering Novel Antibiotics
Discovering Novel Antibiotics
Sandeep Ravindran | Feb 1, 2017
Three methods identify and activate silent bacterial gene clusters to uncover new drugs
Q&A: Marching for Science in Atlanta
Q&A: Marching for Science in Atlanta
Tracy Vence | Jan 30, 2017
A conversation with Atlanta Science Tavern Executive Director Marc Merlin
Study: Babies’ Microbiomes Indifferent to Mode of Delivery
Study: Babies’ Microbiomes Indifferent to Mode of Delivery
Kerry Grens | Jan 24, 2017
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. 
How Plant-Soil Feedback Affects Ecological Diversity
How Plant-Soil Feedback Affects Ecological Diversity
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 13, 2017
Researchers examine how underground microbes and nutrients affect plant populations.
More Anti-CRISPR Proteins to Block Cas9
More Anti-CRISPR Proteins to Block Cas9
Kerry Grens | Dec 29, 2016
The latest CRISPR deactivators to be discovered turn off the Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9 widely used in genome editing.
New CRISPR-Cas Enzymes Discovered
New CRISPR-Cas Enzymes Discovered
Kerry Grens | Dec 22, 2016
A metagenomics analysis finds Cas9 in archaea for the first time, along with two previously unknown Cas nucleases from bacteria.
Keeping CRISPR in Check
Keeping CRISPR in Check
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 14, 2016
In bacteriophage genomes, researchers find three anti-CRISPR proteins that naturally inhibit CRISPR-Cas9 in one bacterial species and can do the same in human cells. 
Swarm-Stimulating Bacterial Enzyme Drives Choanoflagellate Mating
Swarm-Stimulating Bacterial Enzyme Drives Choanoflagellate Mating
Tracy Vence | Dec 8, 2016
Scientists present evidence of bacteria-driven mating in flagellate eukaryotes at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting.