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Image of the Day: DNA Knitter
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 27, 2018
Researchers show how condensin complexes organize DNA in real time.
Microbes of the Human Tongue Form Organized Clusters
Kerry Grens | Dec 5, 2017
Bacteria on the tongue’s surface reside in clumps distinguished by genus, unlike the intermingled communities observed in other tissues.
Six-Letter DNA Alphabet Produces Proteins in Cells
Ruth Williams | Nov 29, 2017
Transcription and translation of DNA containing synthetic base pairs becomes a reality in living cells.
Pioneer of Crystallography Dies
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 27, 2017
Isabella Karle has passed away at age 95.
Scientists Who Developed Cryo-Electron Microscopy Win Nobel Prize
Diana Kwon | Oct 4, 2017
Chemistry Nobel goes to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson.
Most Accurate CRISPR Gene Editing Yet
Kerry Grens | Sep 22, 2017
A tweaked Cas9 nuclease reduces off-target effects to levels below that of previous versions of the enzyme.
Metabolomics Data Under Scrutiny
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 15, 2017
Out of 25,000 features originally detected by metabolic profiling of
, fewer than 1,000 represent unique metabolites, a study finds.
Fascinated by Folding
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 3, 2017
Lila Gierasch uses biochemical tools to understand how linear chains of amino acids turn into complex three-dimensional structures.
Emily Balskus Pins Down the Chemistry and Metabolism of Human Microbiomes
Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan | Jul 17, 2017
At Harvard University the chemical biologist looks for new metabolic pathways to investigate how gut bacteria interact with one another and their hosts.
Sylvy Kornberg: Biography of a Biochemist
Diana Kwon | Jun 13, 2017
identifies a mystery woman in a historic photo as an accomplished researcher from a family of famous scientists whose experiments on DNA replication contributed to a Nobel prize.