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Two Fungal Species—One Pathogenic, One Benign—Are Actually the Same
Two Fungal Species—One Pathogenic, One Benign—Are Actually the Same
Under one name the species is used in food fermentation, and under the other it is a drug-resistant cause of yeast infections.
Two Fungal Species—One Pathogenic, One Benign—Are Actually the Same
Two Fungal Species—One Pathogenic, One Benign—Are Actually the Same

Under one name the species is used in food fermentation, and under the other it is a drug-resistant cause of yeast infections.

Under one name the species is used in food fermentation, and under the other it is a drug-resistant cause of yeast infections.

biotechnology
Novel Method Could Accelerate DNA Synthesis
Novel Method Could Accelerate DNA Synthesis
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 19, 2018
The new technique uses an enzyme found in vertebrate immune systems to attach nucleotides to a growing strand.  
Theranos Leaders Indicted For Fraud
Theranos Leaders Indicted For Fraud
Ashley Yeager | Jun 18, 2018
Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges that allege the company’s promise to revolutionize blood testing swindled investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars and put patients in danger.
Infographic: Gassy Genes
Infographic: Gassy Genes
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2018

Soil scientists get bacteria to report on what their neighbors are up to.

Opinion: Should Human-Animal Chimeras Be Granted “Personhood”?
Opinion: Should Human-Animal Chimeras Be Granted “Personhood”?
John D. Loike | May 23, 2018
Determining which products of advanced biotechnology are deserving of legal protections is essential to our own social architecture.
CRISPR Patent Dispute Heard in Federal Court
CRISPR Patent Dispute Heard in Federal Court
Jim Daley | May 1, 2018
In an ongoing legal battle, the University of California, Berkeley has challenged the Broad Institute’s patent claims on the gene editing technology.
New CRISPR-Based Tools Flag Genetic Sequences and Log Data
New CRISPR-Based Tools Flag Genetic Sequences and Log Data
Diana Kwon | Feb 16, 2018
SHERLOCK and DETECTR can identify particular nucleic acid sequences, while CAMERA records events in human and bacterial cells.
Agricultural Technology Can Save Humanity from Starvation (Again)
Agricultural Technology Can Save Humanity from Starvation (Again)
Jessica Eise | Feb 1, 2018
We are on the cusp of yet another revolution in how we feed the populace.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Growing Awareness
Growing Awareness
The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 2018
University of California, Riverside, plant biologist Katie Dehesh explains the importance of agricultural research.