bacteriophage
Black Widow Secrets in Phage Genome
Black Widow Secrets in Phage Genome
Jef Akst | Oct 12, 2016
In the DNA of the WO phage, which infects arthropod-inhabiting Wolbachia, researchers find sequences related to a black widow spider’s toxin and other animal genes.
Promoting Protein Partnerships
Promoting Protein Partnerships
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2016
Scientists generate new protein-protein interactions at an impressive PACE.
Timothy Lu: Niche Perfect
Timothy Lu: Niche Perfect
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2016
Associate Professor, Departments of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Biological Engineering, MIT. Age: 35
Lu on Syn Bio
Lu on Syn Bio
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016
MIT researcher and Scientist to Watch Timothy Lu talks about the value of cross-disciplinary approaches in bringing synthetic biology into the clinic.
Viral Soldiers
Viral Soldiers
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2016
Phage therapy to combat bacterial infections is garnering attention for the second time in 100 years, but solid clinical support for its widespread use is still lacking.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Amanda B. Keener | May 21, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
There’s CRISPR in Your Yogurt
There’s CRISPR in Your Yogurt
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2015
We’ve all been eating food enhanced by the genome-editing tool for years.
Bacteriophage Boom?
Bacteriophage Boom?
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 29, 2014
Researchers are putting a fresh crop of phage-based products to agricultural and medical use, on farms and in early-stage clinical trials.
Abundant, Widespread Virus Discovered
Abundant, Widespread Virus Discovered
Jef Akst | Jul 29, 2014
Scientists identify a bacteriophage that is highly abundant in the gut bacteria of people around the world.
You Are <em>When</em> You Eat
You Are When You Eat
Mary Beth Aberlin | Sep 1, 2013
Circadian time zones and metabolism