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Messing with the Microbiome
Ruth Williams | Jul 16, 2017
Two new techniques allow researchers to manipulate the activity of gut bacteria.
Mini-Metagenomics Leads to Microbial Discovery
Abby Olena | Jul 14, 2017
Researchers develop a method that combines the strengths of shotgun metagenomics and single-cell genome sequencing in a microfluidics-based platform.
Anti-CRISPR Protein Reduces Off-Target Effects
Diana Kwon | Jul 12, 2017
AcrIIA4, an inhibitor protein from the
bacteriophage, can block DNA from binding to Cas9 during genome editing.
New Antibiotic Resistance Genes Found in Soil Microbes
Ashley Yeager | Jun 19, 2017
The discovery of peptides, enzymes, and other gene products that confer antibiotic resistance could give clues to how it develops.
ASM to Discontinue Small Conferences
Diana Kwon | Jun 6, 2017
Numerous scientists are disappointed with the American Society for Microbiology’s decision, and some are hatching plans to keep the meetings alive.
Opinion: The Virome and the Anti-vaccination Debate
Stephan Guttinger | Jun 6, 2017
Advances in microbiome research are increasingly used in anti-vaccination arguments, yet the science actually undermines the premise of the argument.
Microbe from Yogurt Impedes Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Aggie Mika | Jun 5, 2017
metabolites hindered the growth of multiple, distantly related bacterial pathogens.
Athletes’ Microbiomes Differ from Nonathletes
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2017
Researchers are beginning to uncover a link between activity level and the microbial makeup of one’s gut.
Researchers Discover Salt-Loving Methanogens
Abby Olena | May 26, 2017
Two previously overlooked archaeal strains fill an evolutionary gap for microbes.
Companies Pursue Diagnostics that Mine the Microbiome
Andrea Anderson | May 22, 2017
Tests so far typically screen for risky patterns that may augment traditional types of clinical data.